Thrilling Conclusion of the European Horseball Championships
A Celebration of Youth and Outstanding Performance
The fifth and final day of the European Horseball Championships concluded with a magnificent display of talent, teamwork, and sportsmanship. This prestigious event, sponsored by KEP Italia helmets and Parlanti riding boots, brought together the finest horseball teams from across Europe, showcasing the best of equestrian sport.
The U10 category, which featured a friendly tournament, witnessed an incredible display of skill and enthusiasm from the young athletes. We are delighted to see so many countries participate and commend their dedication to fostering the future of horseball. The scores from the last day of the U10 matches are as follows:
– Italy 3 VS Équivalant 2
– France 6 VS Catalunya 5
The U16 category showcased exceptional performances, with France emerging as the champions. The final rankings for the U16 category are as follows:
5. Great Britain
Portugal was honored with the Fair Play Award for their outstanding sportsmanship throughout the tournament. The Best Horse/Rider Combination title was awarded to Estrella and Hector Dubois from France. Additionally, Gabriele Viviani from Italy achieved the impressive feat of becoming the Top Scorer in the U16 category.
In the U21 category, France displayed their dominance, securing the first-place position. The final rankings for the U21 category are as follows:
Portugal was once again recognized with the Fair Play Award for their exemplary conduct. The Best Horse/Rider Combination title was awarded to Rinconeda and Julien Ribatti from France. Alessandro Viviani from Italy stood out as the Top Scorer in the U21 category.
The Ladies category witnessed fierce competition, with France emerging as the victors. The final rankings for the Ladies category are as follows:
5. Great Britain
France was honored with the Fair Play Award in the Ladies category, showcasing their commitment to fair and respectful play. The Best Horse/Rider Combination title was awarded to Viento De Guerra and Justine Ammann from France. Justine Ammann and Lisa Bourdon, also from France, claimed the title of Top Scorers in the Ladies category.
In the Pro-Elite category, France emerged victorious, displaying their exceptional skills and determination. The final rankings for the Pro-Elite category are as follows:
5. Great Britain
France was once again recognized for their outstanding sportsmanship, receiving the Fair Play Award in the Pro-Elite category. The Best Horse/Rider Combination title was awarded to Silvany and Miquel Julia Munoz from Spain. Stijn Wesemael from Belgium showcased remarkable scoring abilities, earning the title of Top Scorer in the Pro-Elite category.
The European Horseball Championships culminated in a grand celebration of equestrian sport, highlighting the immense talent and dedication of all participating teams. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the teams, athletes, and horses for their remarkable performances. The event would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors, KEP Italia helmets and Parlanti riding boots.
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