The great Championship of the year, the European Championship, is on at Ullevi in Göteborg. Yesterday half of the combinations competed and today the rest of the 66 riders competed.
Every country that has qualified for the European Championship with a team can participate with a max of 4 riders where the 3 best results with be counted. Only smaller amount of the best combinations individually in the Grand Prix on Tuesday and Wednesday were allowed to compete in the Grand Prix Special on Friday and from there only the best were allowed to competed in the great kür finals on Saturday.
The Danish Tullstorp student, 23-year old Anna Zibrandtsen, is competing this year at the European Championship for seniors despite her young age. Anna is competing Arlando by Paddox – Mytens xx and the combination did a really good ride. They had a small mistake in the changes but other than that a rider without no mistakes that was awarded with 72,957% and a 3:rd place so far. With this great results the Danish team is now placed 3rd place and Sweden on a 4:th place and after today it will be determined which nations that will win the European team medals.
Both Anna and the horse have experience from international championships. Anna has previously won several international medals both with the team and individually as a young rider but this is her first championship as a senior. The horse has also competed at international championships with the previous rider Diederik van Silfhout but the combination Anna & Arlando has only been together for 5 months.