Swiss Teams Announced for 2022 European Youth Championships

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 17:29
Layla Schmid and Dujardin d'Arx at the 2022 CDI Jardy :: Photo © Astrid Appels

The dressage selection committee of the Swiss Equestrian Federation has announced the teams that will compete at the 2022 European Youth Championships this summer. 

The 2022 European Junior and Young Rider Championships take place in Hartpury, Great Britain, 25 – 31 July, and the 2022 European Pony Championships in Strzegom, Poland, 3 – 7 August.

Pony Riders

  • Valentine Bineau - Brouwershaven Uthopia II 
  • Sarah Demmler - Dear Principal 
  • Mia Sanna Walser- Coolman WE or Dallas  

Junior Riders

  • Robynne Graf - Domino or Der kleine Hit
  • Emma Grandits -  Merlin 
  • Tallulah Lynn Nater - Quando Unico FRH or  De Vito W 
  • Layla Schmid - Dujardin d’Arx or Freek d’Arx 

Young Riders

  • Cosima Lehr - Donna Mey 
  • Renée Stadler - Danzador
  • Milena Sulzer - Fantasimo
  • Noemi Zindel - Delphino

No Swiss children riders were in the running for selection. 

Swiss youth team captain Heidi Bemelmans is thrilled about the level in Switzerland at the moment. "The solid preparation and the very good form of all pairs, which was rewarded with good results at the CDI Ornago and Hagen, show the very positive development. We hope to improve that good form for the Championships. We are happy about three new team rookies, Emma Grandits, Valentine Bineau and Mia Sanna Walser."

Bemelmans will be assisted by teamvet Merit Meier and national team trainer Oliver Oelrich, who will join her in Hartpury, but not at Stregom as the pony Europeans take place at the same time as the World Championships Dressage in Herning.

Photo © Astrid Appels

Related Links
Eurodressage Coverage of the European Junior/Young Riders Championships
Eurodressage Coverage of the European Pony Championships