Belgian Teams for 2021 European Children, Junior, Young Riders Championships Announced

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 12:26
Beaudine Pieters and Donovan Magnum at the 2021 CDIO-YR Hagen :: Photo © Astrid Appels

The Belgian equestrian federation has announced the teams that will represent Belgium at the 2021 European Championships for Children, Juniors and Young Riders in Oliva Nova, Spain, on 5 - 11 July 2021. 

Team captain Alain Rauw made his final selection after the 2021 CDIO-PJYR Hagen "Future Champions" competition at Hof Kasselmann, where several riders were battling it out for the fourth team spot. 

"These three gifted teams make me incredibly proud," said Rauw. Because of corona, "the preparations have not been the easiest for the second year running. A lot of riders and horses lacked competition routine, but they all worked very hard and were flexible with the cancelled and postponed shows. That's a great gift. I'm also proud of our reserve riders and those that entered the selection process. They made sure that everyone was riding on the edge of the knife until the final centerline. I travel to the Europeans with confidence, but at the same time I'm aware of the growth and learning potential and that we need to have fait in that process."

The Belgian teams include:


  • Isabeau Vercammen - Cinderella Kwikaard
  • Amber Hennes - Allegro van het Tichelhof
  • Elise Verwimp - Boemerang
  • Xyliana De Roover - G Star

Junior Riders

  • Louise Brauwers - Esprit
  • Clara Collard - Escape
  • Michiel Nevelsteen - Lars van het Kristoffelhof
  • Jette De Jong  - Heavenly Charming (reserve horse Indini)

The first junior reserve is Julie Opsomer (Parodie), the second reserve is Lilly Jorissen (Secret Agent Amour)

Young Riders

  • Karoline Sofie Vestergaard - Junior Hit
  • Beaudine Pieters - Donovan Magnum
  • Amber Van Den Steen - Fame
  • Charlotte Richmond - Goliath van de Kempenhoeve

The first reserve is Maite Colling (Rapallo CL)

Photo © Astrid Appels

Related Links
Scores: 2021 CDIO-PJYR Hagen
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2021 European Children, Junior, Young Riders Championships