The Swiss equestrian federation has announced the teams that will represent Switzerland at this year's summer European Championships for Youth riders.
The Pony Europeans will be held in Strzegom, Poland, on 11 - 15 August, while the Junior/Young Riders Championships take place in Oliva Nova, Spain, on 5 - 11 July 2021.
Based on the performances of the riders this season, in particular taking the results of Compiegne and Hagen into account, the following riders were nominated.
The pony team going to Strzegom includes:
- Sarah Demmler- Dear Principal, owned by Jörg Demmler and Cornelia Scheffel
- Robynne Graf - Dallas IV, owned by imone and Markus Graf
- Layla Schmid - Ashen Dew Drop, owned by Daniel von Arx-Schmid
The teams heading to Oliva Nova include:
- Tallulah Lynn Nater - De Vito W, owned by Tallulah Lynn Nater
- Meilin Ngovan - Dreamdancer III, owned by Meilin Ngovan
- Renée Stadler - Danzador, owned by Carol and Josef Stadler
- Laura Maria Grunder - Rapace, owned by Hans and Sandra Grunder
- Cosima Lehr - Donna Mey, owned by Cosima Lehr
- Carl-Lennart Korsch - Fantasy VI, owned by Tallulah Lynn Nater
- Milena Sulzer - Fantasimo, owned by Christine and Matthias Sulzer
No reserves have been named, nor any Children riders.
"The good preparation and the very good of all these combinations, which could be seen in the outstanding performances in Hagen, prove a good development," said Swiss youth team captain Heidi Bemelmans. "We hope to carry on this good development towards the championships."
The teams will be supported by captain Heidi Bemelmans, team trainer Oliver Oelrich, team vet Stephanie Weber-Schön and dressage veterinarian Christoph Kühnle.
Photos © Astrid Appels
Scores: 2021 CDIO-PJYR Hagen
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2021 European Children, Junior, Young Riders Championships