Britain holds a strong position ahead of the 2015 FEI Nations Cup Eventing series which culminates this weekend at Military Boekelo-Enschede (NED, 8-11th October 2015). The GB team have been at the top of the Nations Cup leader board for much of the season with wins at Ballindenisk and Strzegom as well as high placings throughout the year giving them a lead of 49 points. Germany follow in second place with 40 points and Australia are in third with 35.
The British Nations Cup Team manager Philip Surl today confirmed three of the team members who will represent Britain in the team competition; a fourth team member will be announced when all horses registered to compete for GB have arrived at the competition.
Philip commented: “We are in a strong position going into final leg of the Cup with both Dani and Izzy who are experienced members of the Nations Cup squad. I am really pleased to give Emily Parker who is a former GB Young Rider gold medal winner the opportunity to ride on the Team following her very consistent form across the board this year.”
The riders in alphabetical order are:
- Dani Evans (age 23 from Bristol) with Luana Edge’s Smart Time (11 year old grey gelding).
- Izzy Taylor (age 32 from Oxfordshire) with KBIS Starburst (8 year old chestnut gelding), owned by KBIS.
- Emily Parker (age 25 from Selkirk, Scottish Borders) with Cindy Onslow’s Diamond Sundance (9 year old dark bay gelding).
The Equestrian World Class Programme has been funded through Exchequer and National Lottery funds, via UK Sport since 1998; visit www.equestrianteamgbr.co.uk for more information.
View the FEI Nations Cup Series and information hub here.
Fairfax Britannia League 2015
The results from Boekelo will also be the decider of this year’s Fairfax Britannia League winnings. This league is for riders competing at GB 3* competitions as well as the Nations Cup who have not ridden under the British flag at Olympic, FEI European or World Equestrian Games. View the league and winnings online.