European ranking 2023 is fixed

Four international tournaments took place in spring 2023 – in Pakistan, Egypt, Sudan and Oman. Here national teams could qualify for the 2023 Tent Pegging World Championships in South Africa. As expected, no European team was able to prevail against the strong Arabian squads, consisting mainly of full-time riders, and none could qualify for the World Championships. In an intra-European comparison, the rankings were as follows.

War in the Ukraine – Statement from the ETPA

Russia, together with Belarus, has started a war of aggression against Ukraine. This is a violation of the order of the United Nations. The war of aggression brings the world to the edge of nuclear war. It causes suffering for people and animals* in the affected areas.

Furthermore, it causes hunger crises that affect people and animals far beyond these areas. The vast majority of the members of the United Nations have condemned the war and its initiators. FEI and IOC – as well as many other global sports federations – have banned Russia and Belarus. The FEI recognises the ITPF as the global governing body for the equestrian sport of tent pegging. The ITPF wants to integrate tent pegging into the Olympic canon. The ETPA is a member of the ITPF. Russia and Belarus are members of the ITPF and thus automatically members of the ETPA too, even though they have not been active here.

In the face of the war of aggression, the board of the ETPA has decided to suspend Russia’s and Belarus’s automatic membership for the time that peace is violated. The ETPA does this with a heavy heart since we love our friends, the Russian and Belarussian athletes like all other tent peggers. However, they represent states whose acts of war the ETPA objects to.

The board of the ETPA

International Dutch Championships in Tent Pegging

The European Tent Pegging Association (ETPA) was founded in order to support and promote the equestrian sport of Tent Pegging in Europe, which currently receives its main support in the Arab world, on the Indian subcontinent, in Australia and in South-Africa. The foundation was the decision of the national Tent Pegging associations of Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Norway in December 2018.

German Champion 2019: Anna Schmidt-Pauly and Magdalena Grimm lead the ranking equivalently

The European Tent Pegging Association (ETPA) was founded in order to support and promote the equestrian sport of Tent Pegging in Europe, which currently receives its main support in the Arab world, on the Indian subcontinent, in Australia and in South-Africa. The foundation was the decision of the national Tent Pegging associations of Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Norway in December 2018.

28th to 30th June: International Tent Pegging Tournament in Krügersdorf/Germany

28th to 30th June: International Tent Pegging Tournament in Krügersdorf/Germany On the occasion of the 650-years celebrations of Krügersdorf in Brandenburg, a tent pegging tournament saw six teams with a total of 24 riders compete with each other. Special guest of the tournament: former world champion South Africa. All ETPA member states present. On the […]

The Foundation of the European Tent Pegging Association

The European Tent Pegging Association (ETPA) was founded in order to support and promote the equestrian sport of Tent Pegging in Europe, which currently receives its main support in the Arab world, on the Indian subcontinent, in Australia and in South-Africa. The foundation was the decision of the national Tent Pegging associations of Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and Norway in December 2018.