Posted by tvcgroup on Sep. 24, 2009

Europes top riders provide a rare sneak preview before they descend on the prestigious equestrian venue in historic Fontainebleau, France for the 2009 HSBC FEI European Eventing Championship. Reigning individual gold medallist Nicholas­ Touzaint from France and the events most successful medallist William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain will be among riders from 18-countries that are taking part in the four-day dressage, cross-country and jumping event. Held biennially since 1953, the European Championship has been dominated by Great Britain with the nation winning 20-team and 17-individual gold medals. Despite this dominance, reigning Olympic and World Champions from Germany are seen as strong favourites despite not winning a team gold in this competition for 40-years. The event at the new cross-country Fontainebleau course designed by French master Pierre Michelet will mark the third time the country has hosted the European Championships.To follow the riders progress, please visit: ... Distributed by

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