British Eventing have announced the four riders who will represent Great Britain at the fourth leg of the FEI Nations Cup Series, which takes place in Strzegom, Poland, 24th – 26th June 2016.
The squad are, in alphabetical order:
Rosalind Canter (30) from Lincolnshire with her own and Miss Caroline Moore’s 11 year old gelding Allstar B
Laura Collett (26) from Berkshire on Mrs Maggie Sargent’s eight year old gelding Cooley Again
Izzy Taylor (33) from Oxfordshire and Mr Guy Avis’ 16 year old mare KBIS Briarlands Matilda
Holly Woodhead (22) from North Yorkshire and Miss Carol Gee’s 10 year old gelding Fernhill Facetime
The team head to the fourth competition in the nine event series in second place on 225 points behind France on 250 points. A fantastic performance in April at the Ballindenisk International Horse Trials, Ireland, ensured GB the maximum 100 points before taking 70 points from the home event at Houghton Hall International at the end of May.
For more information on Strzegom Horse Trials visit their website HERE.
The British Eventing teams are supported by the Equestrian World Class Programme. The Programme, which encompasses both Podium and Podium Potential squads, focuses on identifying talent, developing potential and maximising medal winning performances on the world stage. The Programme has been funded by the National Lottery via UK Sport since 1998 and is a portfolio within the British Equestrian Federation.
2016 Series Dates:
Fontainebleau (FRA) 23 - 25 March 2016
Ballindenisk (IRL) 22 - 24 April 2016
Houghton Hall (GBR) 26 - 29 May 2016
Strzegom (POL) 24 - 26 June 2016
The Plains (USA) 08 - 10 July 2016
Aachen (GER) 14 - 17 July 2016
Vairano (ITA) 16 - 18 September 2016
Waregem (BEL) 22 - 25 September 2016
Boekelo (NED) 06 - 09 October 2016
Current team standings after three events:
1st France 250
2nd Great Britain 225
3rd Germany 200
4th Ireland 170
5th Australia 160
6th Netherlands 100
=7th Sweden 60
=7th New Zealand 60
=9th Italy 50
=9th USA 50
11th Belgium 40
Find out how you can watch all the action online HERE.