British Showjumping’s Team NAF announced for Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Ireland CSIO5*

26th Jul 2018

The following squad has been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Ireland CSIO5*. The competition takes place between the 8th – 12th August at the Dublin Horse Show. This will be the fifth and final point scoring leg of the series for the British Team in Europe Division 1.

Amanda Derbyshire who is based in Florida, USA with Roulette BH, a 9 year-old British bred bay gelding owned by Gochman Sport Horse LLC

William Funnell from Dorking, Surrey with Billy Buckingham, a 10 year-old British bred chestnut gelding owned by Billy Stud

Ben Maher MBE from Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire with Sarena, a 9 year-old bay mare owned by Jane Forbes Clark and Ben

Holly Smith from Loughborough, Leicestershire with Hearts Destiny, a 9 year-old British bred bay gelding owned T J Hall Limited, Graham Smith and Holly 

Alexandra Thornton who is based in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands with Cornetto K, a 12 year-old dark bay gelding owned by Dunwalke Ltd

The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Ireland CSIO5* competition takes place on Friday 10th August at 15:00 hrs local time and the Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland will be on Sunday 12th August at 15:00 hrs local time. The Chef d’Equipe accompanying the team will be World Class Performance Manager for Showjumping, Di Lampard.

For further information on the show and full results once the show is underway, visit www.dublinhorseshow.com. Full information in respect of the FEI Nations Cup series can be found by visiting www.fei.org. FEI TV will be showing live footage from the event. To access this please visit www.feitv.org.

British Showjumping would like to thank NAF, title sponsors of the Senior Nations Cup Teams along with the Children, Junior, Young Rider and Veteran teams. 

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The GBR showjumping teams are supported by the British Equestrian Federation’s World Class Programme, funded by UK Sport through the National Lottery. The Programme focuses on identifying talent, developing potential and maximising medal-winning performances on the world stage.