European Championships coming soon
All is ready in Gothenburg for European Championships that will take place from 21 to 27 August.
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Theater of the FEI European Championships 2017 will be the heart of the Swedish city: Ullevi Stadium will be the main arena for Jumping and Dressage, the Para-Equestrian Dressage, Driving dressage and cone driving competitions will be held at Heden Village. Slottsskogen City Park will be used for the Driving marathon's obstacle course. Gothenburg has one of the world’s largest integrated event areas, containing stadiums, hotels and restaurants within easy walking distance.
Gothenburg, swedish Göteborg, is the second-largest city in Sweden and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries. Situated by Kattegat, in southwestern Sweden, about halfway between the capitals Copenhagen, Denmark, and Oslo, Norway, the city has a population of approximately 580,000 in the urban area and about 1 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. Gothenburg is home to many students, as the city includes the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. Gothenburg is served by Göteborg Landvetter Airport 30 km southeast of the city center. The city hosts some of the largest annual events in Scandinavia, as The Gothenburg Film Festival, held in January since 1979, the leading Scandinavian film festival with over 155,000 visitors each year. Gothenburg has an oceanic climate. Despite its northern latitude, temperatures are quite mild throughout the year and warmer than places in similar latitude, for example Stockholm, mainly because of the moderating influence of the warm Gulf Stream. During the summer, daylight extends 18 hours and 5 minutes, but lasts 6 hours and 32 minutes in late December.
The climate has become significantly milder in later decades, particularly in summer and winter. Summers are warm and pleasant with average high temperatures of 19 to 20 °C and lows of 10 to 12 °C, but temperatures of 25-30 °C occur on many days during the summer. Winters are cold and windy with temperatures of around −3 to 3 °C, though it rarely drops below −15 °C.
As in all of Sweden, a variety of sports are followed, including football, ice hockey, basketball, handball, baseball, and figure skating. Riding is one of the first national sports. Gothenburg is traditionally the location of many equestrian sports events, as Fei World Cup Jumping and Dressage. In these last days before the opening of competitions, the Chef-d’Equipe of the teams announce the names of horses and riders who will compete at the Championships. In these photos some of the already selected riders, Animo Testimonial.