European Grand Prix
The Grand Prix Series is a team competition with individuals' score contributing towards a team total in each event. Points are accumulated during three separate competitions held across Europe in the spring, summer and autumn; thereby rewarding consistency in performance throughout the season and the breadth of talent within a national squad. As placings change from stage to stage and teams are within narrow margins of each other national pride and a sense of teamwork are keenly felt.
European Horseback Archery Grand Prix Series
The European Grand Prix was groundbreaking when it was introduced in 2014 as a 4-way Nations' Cup.
Over the years it has grown and now includes nine nations: Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, and The Netherlands.
The key features of this competition are that it is soley a team event with no formal recognition of the results of the individual. Three competitors from each country compete in each of the three stages; it is up to each country whether they prefer to send their three best horsearchers to each of the three competition stages or whether they will enter a team of nine with a different person attending each event, or indeed somewhere inbetween. Many countries use the eGP as a competition where new talent may be encouraged through mentoring within the team environment.
At each stage all competitors compete in the three events (Raid, Tower and Hunt track) of Horseback Archery eventing. As detailed in the IHAA's General and Competition rules the team results are added for each event then GP points are awarded for that teams's score as a % of the highest scoring team. Therefore the highest possible score for a team across the series is 900 GP points.
European Grand Prix winning teams
2014 - Poland 2015 - Poland 2016 - Poland 2017 2018 2019 2020 - Cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The full breakdown of results can be found below.
Archived results tables & team lists
At this time the method of scoring was similar to the motor-racing and skiing grand prix events with points awarded according to the ranked position of teams in each event. Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
GP points 25 20 15 11 8 6 4 3 2 1
Winners were Poland
Squad: Radosław Kożuch, Szczepan Łakomy, Wojtek Osieck, Michał Piasek, Michał Sanczenko, Anka Sokólska & Michał Tomaszewski
Stage 1 - Poland
Stage 2 - France
Stage 3 - Sweden
Winners were Poland
Squad: Wojtek Osiecki, Michał Tomaszewski, Anna Sokólska, Gabriela Osiecka, Radosław Kożuch, Paweł Kępczyński, Bartosz Ligocki
Poland = Wojtek Osiecki, Anna Sokólska, Michał Tomaszewski, Radosław Kożuch and Michał Piasek
Germany = Max Kleinbauer, Steffen Kirtzel, Niels-Olaf Lüders, Andrea Seidel, Johanna Pfister
Sweden = Emil Eriksson, Ann-Sofie Wredendal, Kalle Möllerberg, Håkan Lönnar, Anders O Jönsson, Terese Nilsen, Frida Möllerberg
France = Robin Descamps, Dorine Grelaud, Youn Le Gall, Vincent Boubet, Frédéric Luneau, Guillaume Boyrie, Thierry Descamps, Richard Timbert , Sarah Diot-Girard
Hungary = Tímea Gál, Mátyás Ruszák, László Gulyás, Kornél Boldizsár
GB = Claire Sawyer, Oisin Curtis, Simon Harding, Dan Sawyer, Michael Ruby
Stage 1 in May - Grunwald, Poland
Stage 2 in June - Limousin, France
Stage 3 in August - Mohorn, Germany
Winners were Poland
Squad: Wojtek Osiecki, Anna Sokólska, Michał Tomaszewski, Radosław Kożuch and Michał Piasek
Poland = Wojtek Osiecki, Michał Tomaszewski, Anna Sokólska, Gabriela Osiecka, Radosław Kożuch, Paweł Kępczyński, Bartosz Ligocki
Germany = Christoph Neugebauer, Jens Vogt, Max Kleinbauer, Wolfgang Neubert, Johannes Hofmeister, Ralph Traunbauer
Sweden = Emil Eriksson, Mats Woxmark, Ann-Sofie Wredendal, Kalle Möllerberg, Håkan Lönnar, Anders O Jönsson
France = Alan Le Gall , Frédéric Luneau, Dorine Grelaud, Richard Timbert, Sarah Diot-Girard
Hungary = Tímea Gál, Mátyás Ruszák, Domonkos Maglic, László Gulyás, Áron Fedor
GB = Claire Sawyer, Oisin Curtis, Simon Harding, Adam Snowball, Jon Savage, Alex Lockwood, Dan Sawyer
The IHAA was established in late 2013.
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