The squad that will be representing Great Britain in Falsterbo on the 6th leg of the FEI Top Level Nations Cup series on the 13th July will be as follows:
Oxfordshire based Tina Fletcher with Ursula XII an 11 year-old bay mare jointly owned by Lady Pauline Kirkham and Lady Pauline Harris.
Warwickshire based Robert Smith with his own 10 year-old bay mare Voila IV.
William Funnell from Dorking, Surrey with Julie Slade’s 9 year-old British Bred chestnut gelding Billy Angelo.
Alexandra Thornton who bases herself in France with her own 10 year-old bay gelding Caballero 84.
Essex based Daniel Neilson with Celia Mason’s 10 year-old chestnut gelding Varo M.
The FEI Top Level League is a series of eight 5* Nations Cups in which official teams representing qualified nations compete against each other in their teams of four horse and rider combinations. The eight events take place across two rounds at eight of the most prestigious venues competing for a minimum of €200,000 at each. Last year Great Britain finished in 3rd position in the final league standings.
The venues and dates for the series in 2012 are as follows:
La Baule 10-13th May (11th May Nations Cup)
Rome 24-27th May (25th May Nations Cup)
St Gallen 31st May – 3rd June (1st June Nations Cup)
Rotterdam 20-24th June (22nd June Nations Cup)
Aachen 3-8th July (5th July Nations Cup)
Falsterbo 12-15th July (13th July Nations Cup)
Hickstead 19-22d July (20th July Nations Cup)
Dublin 15-19th August (17th August Nations Cup)
For 2012 the eight nations contesting the series are Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland.
For further information on the CSIO5* show at Falsterbo please visit www.falsterbohorseshow.com
The Nations Cup takes place on the 13th July at 14:30hrs local time and the Grand Prix on the 15th July at 14:30hrs local time. FEI TV will be showing live footage from the event. To access this please visit www.feitv.org. The programme will also be shown at a later date on both Eurosport and Horse & Country TV.
Please visit www.britishshowjumping.co.uk and click on ‘whats on tv’ for broadcast times.
The British Showjumping Teams are supported by Exchequer and National Lottery funding via UK Sport.