European Dressage Championships

The European Dressage Championships 2023 have been awarded to Riesenbeck in Germany, the base of former Olympic champion Ludger Beerbaum which hosted the European Showjumping Championships in 2021. The date of the show is yet to be confirmed, but it is expected to take place in early August 2023.

2021 European Dressage Championships

The 2021 dressage Europeans were held at Hagen, Germany from 7 to 12 September, alongside the FEI’s Dressage European Championship for riders under 25, as well as CSI young horse, CSI3* jumping and CDI3* dressage classes.

2021 European Dressage medal winners

Team: grand prix

Gold: Germany
Silver: Great Britain
Bronze: Denmark

Individual: grand prix special

Gold: Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB (GER)
Silver: Isabell Werth on Weihegold OLD (GER)
Bronze: Cathrine Dufour on Bohemian (DEN)

Individual: grand prix freestyle

Gold: Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB (GER)
Silver: Cathrine Dufour on Bohemian (DEN)
Bronze: Charlotte Dujardin on Gio (GBR)

• Who won previous European Dressage Championships medals?

The 2021 European Dressage Championships were initially cancelled after the Tokyo Olympics were pushed back one year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, following calls from the European Equestrian Federation and some national federations, the FEI decided the dressage, eventing and showjumping championships could go ahead.

European championships format

The dressage Europeans takes place across grand prix, grand prix special and grand prix freestyle to music competitions. Both European teams and individual riders will compete for medals, with three sets of medals available. The team medals are awarded after the grand prix, with the first set of individual medals after the grand prix special, and a second set of medals after the grand prix freestyle.