16 August 2011

British Team head to Germany for the HSBC FEI European Eventing Championships 2011

15th August 2011

British Equestrian Federation Press Release 

In just over a week’s time the British Senior Eventing team will begin competition at the Senior European Championships in Luhmühlen, Germany. The team will go there focused on producing their best performances in what is the final Championship before the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Polly Stockton’s ride, Westwood Poser suffered a slight injury during training and will not be able to compete at Luhmühlen; she will now be taking her reserve horse Regulus to contest the Championships.

The selected squad comprises:

Laura Collett riding Mr Jason Houghton’s Rayef
William Fox-Pitt riding the Hon. Mrs Teresa Stopford Sackville’s Cool Mountain
Piggy French riding Mr Wally French and Mr Michael Underwood’s Jakata
Mary King riding Miss Janette Chinn and Mr & Mrs Edwin Davies’s Imperial Cavalier
Polly Stockton riding her own and Mrs Anne Henson’s Regulus
Nicola Wilson riding Miss Rosemary Search’s Opposition Buzz
Download the British Senior squad booklet from the British Eventing website here: http://bit.ly/pJTLtt

Lucy Wiegersma and Francis Whittington are the reserve riders with Woodfalls Inigo Jones and Sir Percival III respectively.

The four riders to compete in the Team Competition at the Championships will be selected at event, following the trot up. The remaining two horses and riders will represent Britain as individuals; their results will not affect the overall team score.

All the news and behind the scenes views in the run up to and during the European Championships can be found on both British Eventing and Equestrian Team GBR’s websites visit www.britisheventing.com and www.equestrianteamgbr.co.uk for more details.

All six selected riders are currently on the World Class Programme, which is generously supported by Lottery and Exchequer funding via UK Sport. The Programme incorporates both the Development and Performance Programmes and the Equine Pathway, and works closely with the three BEF Olympic Member Bodies, British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping.

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