Following a final performance trial at Wolverhampton racecourse on the 21st July, Endurance GB has today announced the team of horses and riders that will represent Great Britain for the Longines FEI CEI 4* World Endurance Championships 2012.
The riders in alphabetical order are:
• Alice Beet from Surrey riding Adara Sauveterre
• Tricia Hirst from Mid Wales riding Madjin des Pins
• Nikki Malcolm from Somerset riding Khartoum With A K
• Annette Masterson from Staffordshire riding El Sabio
• Lesley-Ann Parker from Cambridgeshire riding Velvet Echo
• Christine Yeoman from Somerset riding LM Crazy Girl
• First Reserve - Catriona Moon from Somerset riding Leila
• Second Reserve - Beccy Broughton-Booker from Nottinghamshire riding Tawmarsh Muharram
• Third Reserve - Emma Finnie riding Sha Ali
• Forth Reserve horse – LM Greyson
Chairman of selectors, Di Latham said, on behalf of the selectors and management team, “We are confident that we have a strong Team, with a vast amount of experience at International and Championship level, capable of competing against the best in the World and securing a result to make Great Britain proud of our athletes. We are all excited about having the Championships on home soil, giving endurance enthusiasts the opportunity to support their Team from the front line”.
Chairman of EGB’s International Committee, Emma Miller, said, “The Performance day was made up of horse assessments and work on the race course. They all looked super and I am delighted with the progress that has been made this year. We are on great form and there are good omens for the championship”.
The Longines FEI CEI 4* World Endurance Championships takes place on Saturday 25th August, at Euston Park near Newmarket, Suffolk. The 160km race across the undulating Suffolk countryside will see around 150 riders line up with up to 40 countries represented. Among contenders vying for the top spot at the 14th world title event will be defending world champion Maria Alvarez Ponton of Spain and the United Arab Emirates, winners of the team gold medal at the 2010 world championships.
There will be a live twitter feed throughout the day of the Championships @enduranceGB. For further information about the sport of endurance riding visit www.endurancegb.co.uk. For more information about The British Equestrian Team go to www.equestrianteamgbr.co.uk.