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2 times Gold for France

It has been an amazing day in Jyske Bank Boxen with fantastic vaulting at the world championships. The finals for the individual vaulters were on for both the women and men. And boy, did they deliver. 35 ladies and 16 men was all dressed up to rock the arena with their beautiful and creative freestyles.  

The new queen of vaulting 
We knew she was good, coming to Herning as the world’s number 1. Manon Moutinho from France. Through three fantastic rounds she kept her cool and delivered on the highest level possible earning her a very well-deserved gold medal.  
“I haven’t realised yet, that I won! It is amazing! Today I had to work a bit more in the arena, because my horse was a bit more nervous. But I’m so happy with her, she did a great job. And I’m so happy with all my rounds!” the gold medalist said after her win with her horse Saitiri and the overall score of 8.963.  

Julia Wagner from Germany took the silver medal with 8.529 at her first international championship.  
“I can’t believe it. It’s amazing. It was a little shaky today, and I had a bit of luck. But it has been a really good competition for me, so I’m happy”.  

Bronze for the host nation 
For the Danes in Boxen it was a fantastic experience watching the Danish vaulter Sheena Bendixen win the bronze medal in her final competition as a vaulter and the tears would not stop flowing.  
“My beginning was not so good, but I fought with everything I had and came back. I’m so proud and so happy”.  

WAUW Lambert 
In the men’s competition we witnessed artistry at work. The reigning world champion, Lambert Leclezio, went into the arena as the last vaulter knowing he had the gold in sight. Jannik Heiland from Germany had delivered a fantastic new freestyle taking the second place in the competition with 9.100. And Lamberts countryman, Quentin Jabet, did a 9.032 in his freestyle, putting all the pressure on the sympathetic Frenchman running into the arena. But Lambert showed no signs of pressure in his freestyle with his horse Estado working beautifully underneath him.  
“The horse was so good and has been good in all the rounds. So I was more confident going into the last round with less stress. I took my time and just enjoyed it. We have worked so hard, and I’m very happy. It was amazing”, Lambert said scoring an amazing 9.567 giving him a total score of 9.399. 

Silver for France and Bronze for Germany 
Quentin Jabet looks very much like the new heir to the throne of vaulting with three lovely rounds at this championship. 
“I’m here in Herning with a whole new team and this was our first championship together, and today we just worked so well together, so I’m so, so happy with our performance, and happy about the silver medal!”, a very happy Quentin said after scoring a total of 8.837.  

For Jannik Heiland everything was open going into the final round with five of the male vaulters having a score of 8.5 with them from the first two rounds. But he showed us a stunning freestyle with an exciting theme getting an overall score of 8.833.  
“My round today went very well. I wasn’t nervous going in. I really like my theme and the music, so I just wanted to enjoy it, on my once in a lifetime horse, Dark Beluga. It’s been fantastic”, the proud bronze medalist concluded.  

See all the results here 


Beautiful first round of Pas de Deux

Lights, music, action. The Pas de Deux in vaulting had their first round at the World Championships in Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning. And we sang along to Grease, was dazzled by the black and white graphics and held our breath through the beautiful routines.  
Seven pairs did their absolute best to show us new moves and choreographies. And then we had the Highlight at the end.  

Highlight carried through 
Germanys Justin van Gerven and Chiara Congia came in last, but finished first, after a routine with lots and lots of stunning moves, giving them a final score of 8.863. But their moves was not the only Highlight. 
“We’re pretty happy with our round. It’s our first competition with our horse, Highlight, this season. And she did such a good job in the arena”, Justin said after the round, giving praise to their horse lunged by Alexandra Knauf. 

 Chiara continued:  
“It was amazing. This arena, this audience. And then Highlight doing such a great job. We’re really happy”. 

Germany second and Italy third 
It was a great first round for Germany, with their Pad de Deux finishing as number one and two. Even though the music told us, there was no sunshine, Diana Harwardt and Peter Künne, brought the sun out with their beautifully choreographed routine on the horse Sir Laulau lunged by Henrik Falk, and they scored 8.625. 

For Rebecca Greggio and Davide Zanella from Italy, who came in third with 8.198. They invited us in to the “House of Gucci”, with a routine of high difficulty, but very well carried out.  

Host country Denmark was also represented in the Pas de Deux by Freja Linde and Maria Thinggaard. They came in fifth and are ready to eliminate the minute mistakes from today, when we have the final in the Pas de Deux on Wednesday.  


The competition is on!

It was game on from the very first minute of today’s competition for the squads competing for medals in the World Championship in Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning. The very first team in the arena in the first round of compulsories was the team from France, who are one of the favorites to take a medal with them home from Denmark and maybe reclaim the world championship they won back in 2016 in Le Mans. 

And they started out strong with an overall score of 8.086 after a very nice round of compulsories, leaving no doubt, that they are here to win. 
“It’s always a bit hard to be the first team to open the competition. But I think we did a good job, overall, no major mistakes and the score is good, and the horse was calm in the arena. It gives confidence going into the freestyle on Monday”, team member Lambert Leclezio said after the team’s performance in the grand setting in Boxen.  
Germany is very close 
Team Germany is eager to hold on to their gold medal for another year and did a really good job, with lunger Patrick Looser being on a bit of work with the team horse, Calidor 10, who was not as excited about the venue as the vaulters.  
There was a little bit of insecurity in some of the exercises, but the team still managed to give France a run for their money scoring just a little shy of 8 in total with an overall score of 7.940. 
“We did quite good, even though we had a couple of exercises, we would usually do better. But this was a good start, we are happy with the horse and look forward to the freestyle”, said German team member Justin van Gerven. 

Today’s battle for the 3rd place 
There is a real battle going on for the 3rd place, because three nations are close. At the moment we have Switzerland in the 3rd place with 7.659. But right behind them is Austria with 7.419 and the team from Denmark with 7.329.   
Final on Monday 
In this championship the Squads only have two rounds to prove their worth to the judges with the second round – the freestyle – on Monday. And the medals are still up for grabs. Austria has had a tough season with a lot of injuries but will do everything they can to move into the top three. And the host country Denmark has been doing a really good job in freestyle in this season, so we are in for an exciting day of finals on Monday. 

See the scores for today here.  


Vaulting starts

“This is exactly the kind of scene, you want, when you want to show vaulting to the world”. Former vaulting world champion, Joanne Eccles, are excited about the vaulting-venue in Jyske Bank Boxen, where the championship-titles either will find a new home or stay where they are over the next five days of competition at the ECCO FEI World Championships. The spectators will be sitting like in an amphitheatre looking down on the arena from three sides.  

“This is not just an arena. This is a stage. And it’s brilliant”, Joanne Eccles says.

A show-like feeling 
American vaulter, Daniel Janes, agrees with Joanne and is looking very much forward to his first run into the arena tomorrow, in the individual competition for men at 17.30 CET. 
“I am really excited about the venue. Even though it is grand, the organisers still managed to create an intimate feeling, when you are in the arena”, he says. “And I really like the lighting, which gives the competition sort of a show-feeling and really puts the sport right in the spotlight”.  

Even though the vaulters are used to big championships, it has been a while since they have competed in a setting like the one in Jyske Bank Boxen, and they are all looking forward to the first day of competition.

The puzzle is complete 
Even though two horses did not pass horse inspection, all the vaulters will be on the starting lists in the next days. Columbian vaulters Juan Marin Clavijo and Estiven Palacio Hernandes will be competing on a French horse and a Dutch horse. While Belgian female competitor, Lauren Venlerberghe, will be competing on a Danish horse.  
It is a special thing for the vaulting world, that you can have the opportunity to borrow a horse from another nation, than your own. And it says a lot about the sport, that it is possible to help each other out, if the vaulters find themselves without a horse.

Fantastic sport in sight 
Tomorrow will be the first day of competition for the individuals and squads. And on Sunday the Pas de Deux will have their first day in the arena. Monday is the grand finale for the individuals and the squads before we head into the Nations Cup on Wednesday and the Pas de Deux finals.  


Vaulting Expert Thomas Bisgaard in Riders Corner

Tonight’s guest was Thomas Bisgaard a vaulting expert who is going to comment on the World Championships in vaulting on Danish National Television. We also talk with Beata Kaminsky, a young volunteer from Poland, and finally vet Lars Bak tell us about the vet-tjek.

Get ready for Herning2022 with the special edition Riders NOTEBOOK magazine

In the occasion of the ECCO FEI World Championships in Herning, we have published an online special edition of the Riders NOTEBOOK magazine for you to enjoy and get closer to some of the amazing riders competing at the World Championships!

The magazine covers an exclusive mix of the very best articles with prominent riders from our archives combined with new interesting articles and portraits for you to get closer to some of the Danish as well as international riders. Enjoy an interesting read about Sweden’s Queen of show jumping Malin Baryard Johnsson, Ingrid Klimke’s road from eventing to dressage, the para dressage medal hopes, Cathrine Laudrup-Dufour and Cassidy’s story – and much, much more.

You get 100 pages of exciting reading for you to get completely ready to watch world-class dressage, show jumping, para dressage and vaulting over the next 10 days in Herning!

Read Riders NOTEBOOK: Herning2022 – The Magazine FOR FREE here

Stay updated on Herning2022 with Riders Corner live program

When ECCO FEI World Championships in Herning begins, Zibrasport Equest is there to cover all the highlights from the championships! Make sure to tune into our daily live show Riders Corner live from Herning if you want to stay updated on results, events and more during the championships. Our very own Louise Woss Sigerslev will welcome the viewers twice a day for a morning and evening program live from the Zibrasport Equest stage at the venue. Here, riders and other guests will join her every day for an exciting talk about the championships.

If you are at the venue in Herning, you can watch Riders Corner in front of the Zibrasport Equest stage. If you are watching from home, you can follow along here on

Find our live stream program incl. Riders Corner here

The footing is ready for world-class equipages in Herning

The wait is finally over! In just a few days, the ECCO FEI World Championships will take place in Herning with 10 exciting days of dressage, jumping, para dressage and vaulting. After years of preparations, the arenas are finally taking shape.

We have visited the show ground in Herning during the constructions of the footing. Watch the video of Jesper Møller and Kim Mertz below as they explain the thoughts behind the footing where 1100 equipages are going to perform during the World Championships. They also give you an exclusive insight into the different aspects they have taken into consideration in order to create the best conditions for the world-class horses.

Watch Herning2022 LIVE on Zibrasport Equest

If you are not in Herning during the championships, you can live stream all the non-championship CSI and CDI classes, selected side events and Show Night on Zibrasport Equest. You can also follow our daily Riders Corner live show with interesting interviews and highlights from the World Championships (All World Championship classses can be seen on Clip My Horse)

You can buy pay per view access for 40€ (valid from 5-14 August and only LIVE)
If you are a Premium member, you get access to everything for 20€ ( LIVE and video on demand/video archive)

Find the entire broadcast program and more information here

They are working hard in Herning!

Next week, years of planning and anticipation culminate when the ECCO FEI World Championships Herning finally opens the arenas. It means 10 days with the world’s best equestrian sports and lots of entertainment. Both for the visitors but also for all of you at home.

We have visited the showground in Herning and in the video below, Casper Cassøe explains, among other things, how big the horses’ boxes are, how many tons of sand are used for the arenas, where you can find the big screens and where you can shop.

Watch Zibrasport Equest
If you’re not in Herning, you can watch lots of equestrian sport at Zibrasport Eqeust. We stream all ‘Non championship’ CSI and CDI classes as well as many of the exciting side events and Show Night. We also have lots of special guests in our Riders Corner. (NB! All WC-classes can be seen only on Clip My Horse).

You can buy pay per view access for 40€ (valid from 5-14 August and only LIVE)
If you are a Premium Member, you get access to everything for DKK 20€ ( LIVE and video on demand/video archive)

See our entire program and get more info here

Get the official Herning2022 merchandise

The Organisers of the ECCO FEI World Championships have made the most exquisite merchandise for the championships. You can choose from cool gadgets, hoodies, T-shirts, and much, much more. An entire universe of amazing merchandise has been created for fans of all ages and genders to enjoy both during and after the championships! You will find everything at the fanshop at EquiPark during the World Championships.

Photo: Herning2022

Gorgeous clothing from Kingsland

It is Kingsland Equestrian that provides apparel to the numerous volunteers. The beautiful World Championship collection will be for sale in the fanshop, supplemented by several units. Therefore, you will find a larger collection from Kingsland to go hunting for when you enter EquiPark during the World Championships in Herning from 6-14 August. The collection is created from Kingsland’s popular “Earth Collection” – a clothing line in Kingsland’s collection where 100% recycled materials are used and where sustainability and focus on the environment is a high priority without compromising on Kingsland’s known quality.

The beautiful collection comes in the World Championship colours for children, women, and men. And it holds almost 20 different designs ranging from knee socks over various hats and to smart Sweat Jackets, fleece jackets, T-shirts, and tights for women and children. Prices range from DKK 100 (approx. € 14 for the knee socks) to DKK 599.95 (approx. €81) for the beautiful Lady’s Fleece.

Photo: Herning2022

A Box bear for the horse or a sticker for the car

In addition to the beautiful and practical clothing collection, the organisers have made several fun and useful items together with Zo24 such as sunglasses, rain jackets, blankets, pins, and a sticker. In addition, you can see (and hug) the popular Box Bear and its smaller cousin, the cute fabric horse, both a copy of Herning2022’s mascot Henri.

Photo: Herning2022

If you cannot wait to go shopping your merchandise at Herning2022, you can already find your items at Herning2022’s fanshop right here. Otherwise you will find the wide selection of merchandise at the fanshop in EquiPark during the entire championships.


Your journey starts here – with the new Herning2022 app!

In the last months, the marketing team at Herning2022 has been working on getting an app ready for you, to ensure you have all the information you need at hand when you visit the World Championships. 

How do I get to the venue? Where do I find the program and results? What happens in EquiPark today – are just a few of the questions the new Herning2022 app can help you clarify.  

Besides showing the program for the World Championship, you will also be able to find the program for the non-championship classes. You can also easily get to the FanShop and already now secure your own Henri Box Bear, check out what happens in EquiPark with exciting talks and entertainment for the entire family and see the 200+ exhibitors who’s ready with exclusive championship offers.  

The Herning2022 app is all you need to get around the venue – and get an answer to any questions you might have.  
Download the new app today and be prepared for the biggest equestrian event in 2022. 


Remember that you can watch all CDI and CSI competitions as well as interesting side events and Riders Corner LIVE at Zibrasport Equest. Find the program here.

Herning2022 focuses on horse health in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical company and the world’s largest equine medicine company, has joined forces with Herning2022 to promote equine health and veterinary training during the ECCO FEI World Championships in Herning Denmark from 6 to 14 August 2022.

Knowledge sharing and exchange of experience are crucial for an even better understanding of the health and natural needs of sports horses. Good management around the four-legged athletes ensures happy horses – able to perform at the top of their ability in a special partnership with their athlete. If an accident happens, and an injury occurs, the correct diagnosis must be made quickly and competently, and treatment initiated.

About 1,100 horses will be at the venue during the FEI World Championship in Jumping, Dressage, Para-Dressage, and Vaulting in Herning in August. With the many competition horses also comes a large number of veterinarians and other therapists from around the world. International experts will be flown to Denmark to share their knowledge and the latest research results.

Boehringer Ingelheim, the world’s largest equine medicine company, knows that there is great interest in the knowledge and innovation the company offers horse owners, athletes, trainers, and veterinarians. It is a natural fit for the company to be clearly present at the World Championships.

Charlotte Fersløv, Business Manager Equine, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Nordics, says: “For over 100 years, we at Boehringer Ingelheim have had a passion for horses. It is this passion that still drives us to develop new and innovative drugs for the benefit of both horses and veterinarians. We believe that knowledge and knowledge sharing is fundamental to development, and therefore we collaborate with veterinarians and organisations such as the FEI, with the aim of improving the health of horses.”

Togetherness and professional sparring

Boehringer Ingelheim is a sponsor of the Vet Lounge, where veterinarians can exchange knowledge and network with each other. Of course, there will also be an opportunity to ask questions and get updated knowledge, for example about what can be done for horses with arthritis, options for minimizing the risk of asthma in horses – and much more. Boehringer Ingelheim Vet Lounge offers a number of presentations and seminars for many professionals.

“It is very motivating for all of us who work on the Equine team to contribute knowledge about what horses need. Together with all the people and professionals around the horse, we can strengthen horse health, giving the horse and owner the most out of the time they have together. We are very much looking forward to working at the World Championship in Herning,” clarifies Charlotte Fersløv.

The Vet Lounge concept has been created in collaboration with Casper Cassøe and Jens Trabjerg, the Organiser of the World Championships in Herning.

“Together with Boehringer Ingelheim, we will offer the veterinarians a ‘Vet Lounge’ in the warm-up area connected to Stutteri Ask Stadium,” explains Casper Cassøe. In practice, the warm-up area for the main stadium will be named: Boehringer Ingelheim Warm Up. The Vet Lounge will give veterinarians an opportunity for professional contact close to the warm-up area, and a place where they can exchange experiences with colleagues from around the world. The Vet Lounge will also be used for professional talks targeted at veterinarians and at high professionals.

“We find it inspiring that Boehringer Ingelheim, a market leader in veterinary medicine for horses, has chosen to use our event for the benefit of veterinarians around the world,” says Casper Cassøe.

Three warm-up areas

The Boehringer Ingelheim Warm-Up is the largest warm-up area at the World Championship, and it is located just behind the Stutteri Ask Stadium. Here, three warm-up areas will be built, all approx. 25 x 75 meters and one of them will be covered. Adjacent to the warm-up tracks and the Vet Lounge, there will also be an equestrian cafe, where athletes and horse owners can follow the activities in the warm-up area and at the same time get refreshments.

About Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is working on first-in-class innovation for the prediction, prevention, and treatment of diseases in animals. For veterinarians, pet owners, farmers, and governments in more than 150 countries, we offer a large and innovative portfolio of products and services to improve the health and well-being of companion animals and livestock. As a global leader in the animal health industry and as part of family owned Boehringer Ingelheim, we take a long-term perspective. The lives of animals and humans are interconnected in deep and complex ways. We know that when animals are healthy, humans are healthier too. By using the synergies between our Animal Health and Human Pharma businesses and by delivering value through innovation, we enhance the health and well-being of both. For more information visit:

Boehringer Ingelheim

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