4th to 9th August 2009 European Junior and Young rider Dressage championships, Ermelo, Holland

The end of the team competition in Ermelo, Holland, left the Italian Junior Squad in 5th place.

The two young lady riders of Team Carapia gave their best throughout the show, it was a demanding confrontation, with over 60 other competitors from 16 different european nations.

Up to the last hour of competition, Italy was retaining the 3rd palce, unfortunately then to be knocked off the podium in those last 60 minutes.

However still going home with an important 5th place, which puts Italy in the group of Top 5 european nations.

The winners list is as follows;

1) Holland

2) Germany

3) Denmark

4) Belgium

5) Italy