British Junior and Young Rider Dressage European Championship teams announced

8th Jun 2015

The British Dressage Junior and Young Rider selectors (Islay Auty, Clive Halsall and Andrea Smith) have today announced their teams for this year’s European Championships at Vidauban, France (1 – 5 July).

JUNIORS
  • Amber Barton (18) from Bewdley, Worcesterhire with her own Labiat (Chestnut, stallion, 16.2hh, 11yrs, s. Le Primeur)
  • Charlotte Dicker (16) from Stockbridge, Hampshire with Ian Mcrobbie’s Sabatini (Dk brown, mare, 16.2hh, 10yrs, s. Stedinger)
  • Chloe Vell (17) from Prestbury, Cheshire with her own Kaja Di Valentina (Black, mare, 16.2hh, 11yrs, s. K2)
  • Erin Williams (17) from Barlow, Derbyshire with Clare Williams’ Bolsan B (Dk brown, gelding, 17.1hh, 9yrs, s. Sandro Hit) or Clare Williams’ Waverly (Dk brown, mare, 17hh, 12yrs, s. Gribaldi)

Both Erin Williams’ horses will go to the final team preparation camp next weekend where a final decision will be made.  The horse not selected, will be a direct reserve for Erin.

First reserve

Ruth Hole (16) from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk with Dr Rachel Murray’s Winnetou GEP (Black, gelding, 17hh, 12yrs, s. Gribaldi)

Second reserve

Rose Hugh-Smith (16) from Henley on Thames, Oxon with her own Florentino (Black, gelding, 16.1hh, 11yrs, s. Florencio)

YOUNG RIDERS
  • Rebecca Edwards (18) from Reading, Berkshire with Dr Margaret Cox's Ufano II (Grey, stallion, 15.2hh, 14yrs, s. Indeciso)
  • Charlotte Fry (19) from Driffield, Humberside with Rosemary Shewen’s Z Flemmenco (Bay, gelding, 16.2hh, 11yrs, s. Flemmingh)
  • Robyn Smith (18) from East Kilbride, Glasgow with Gail Smith’s Foold Uz (Bay, gelding, 16.1hh, 17yrs, s. Fulton)
  • Anna Lawson (21) from Guildford, Surrey with her own, Bryan II (Bay, gelding, 16.3hh, 11yrs, s. Briar)

First reserve

Claire Gallimore (21) from St Albans, Hertfordshire with Jane Gallimore’s Annette Ballerina (Bay, mare, 16.1hh, 10yrs, s. Scandic)

Second reserve

Jessica Gale (19) from Waterlooville, Hampshire with her own Umbro S (Chestnut, gelding, 16.3hh, 14yrs, s. Jazz)

All riders, including reserves, will attended a pre-European team camp at Kilbees Farm in Berkshire this weekend (13 – 14 June).  The selectors, riders, team staff and all at British Dressage are extremely grateful to Tony and Sarah Pidgely for their kind hospitality and also Christine Trendell for her unstinting support of the Junior and Young Rider squads & teams.