Longines FEI European Eventing Championships Blair Castle 2015 DVD
Model Number: 802741016896
Fifteen countries were represented at these championships with eleven entering the team competition held in the beautiful setting of Blair Castle in Perthshire.
The Germans were the odds on favourites going into the event and they proved why they are the World’s No 1 country in eventing with a comprehensive all the way win in the team competition led by their superstar Michael Jung, fresh from his victory at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials the week before. Michael also won the individual Gold medal despite riding with a broken ankle picked up at Burghley the week before. Great Britain were a distant second for silver with France taking the bronze.
Michael Jung was also riding the youngest horse in the competition, the 8 yr old Fischer Takinou but such is his dominance and the depth of his horsepower that he is likely to remain at the top of this sport for many years to come. Michael was one of only 3 clears over Ian Stark’s attractive cross country course to be inside the optimum time, a target that became increasingly difficult to achieve as relentless rain on the Saturday heavily favoured the early starters. Jung’s usual polished clear round in the showjumping on the Sunday confirmed his superiority over fellow team mate and World Champion Sandra Auffarth with France’s Thibaut Vallette grabbing bronze after Izzy Taylor (GB) had one down showjumping on Briarlands Matilda.
Commentator John Kyle
Duration Approx 52 mins.