Supported by the UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Programme, GBR head out to Normandy with a strong squad supported by a great network of team staff, there to help GB be the best they can be whilst competing on the world stage.
In total GBR will be represented by 36 athletes, 48 horses, 36 grooms and 44 team staff, alongside our loyal owners, all of whom will descend on Normandy this summer for the biggest equestrian event of the year, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG).
Termed the ‘Equestrian Olympics’ by some, WEG sees eight FEI disciplines compete alongside each other during the two week event (23 August – 7 September), which for 2014 is staged over three locations – Caen, Sartilly and Haras du Pin.
Alongside the unrivalled support and funding received by UK Sport and the National Lottery, Equestrian Team GBR is indebted to the contribution made by our Team Suppliers, who support the British equestrian teams throughout the season – Dodson & Horrell (nutrition), Land Rover (official vehicles), Mears Country Jackets, NAF (feed supplements), NuuMed (numnahs and saddlecloths), Point Two Equine (air jackets), TAGG (rugs) and Toggi (casual clothing).
If you’re not heading out to WEG, you never have to miss a test, thanks to a whole host of coverage available to you. Find out the schedules for the BBC, FEI TV and Horse & Country TV now by visiting our TV Guide
Follow all the results for the GBR riders as they happen via Facebook (Equestrian Team GBR) or Twitter (@TeamGBR)
INSIDE THE GB CAMP
Get a unique insight into the GB camp out in Normandy courtesy of our Chef de Mission and Equestrian Performance Director Will Connell’s blog. Putting pen to paper to bring you the day’s latest results, behind the scenes activity and the day’s best sound bites.
THE RISE OF THE BRITISH BREDS
Amongst the travelling horses will be five British breds, the most number to ever compete on a British team. Jan Rodgers, Head of Equine Development at the BEF commented; “We’re delighted that the careful considerations of British breeders are paying off. The benefits of combining top performance bloodlines with the riders’ knowledge of the type of horse needed to succeed at the top level is delivering results - as seen with the highest proportion of British bred horses we have ever seen on a WEG team. It represents recognition of success and something for current breeders to aim for!”
ALL IN ONE PLACE
View our newly released Team GBR Team Handbook, detailing information about all selected athletes and staff, as well as historical records and past GB successes.