Endurance GB announce their 2016 Championship teams

31st Jul 2016

The Endurance GB International Committee is delighted to announce the athletes and horses chosen to represent Team GB in the upcoming Senior and Young Rider Championships.

The Senior Team will compete in the 160km, FEI Longines World Endurance Championships to be held in Samorin, Slovakia from the 15-18th September.

The following combinations have been successfully selected:

  • Carri Ann Dark with HS Drift
  • Fiona Griffiths with Oliver Twist IV
  • Nicola Thorne with LR Bold Greyson or LM Bolena (travelling reserve horse)
  • Christopher Wray with Takwenya

Senior Team Chef D'Equipe, Liz Finney commented that “After a late change of venue, we now have a team of four horse and riders, plus a reserve horse, who are extremely keen to compete at the World Championships in Samorin, Slovakia in the middle of September. They are all very experienced international riders, three of whom have already competed at a championship ride, so will cope well with the environment and hype of a world championship.”

The Young Rider team will compete in the 120km, FEI European Endurance Championship for Young Riders & Juniors to be held in Rio Frio, Portugal from the 02-04th September.

The following combinations have been successfully selected:

  • Kate Atkinson with DNS Ronaldo
  • Charlotte Chadwick with Hazelcroft Gosens Tsar
  • Bella Fricker with Eskar
  • Caitlin Theodorou with My Marco Young Rider

Chef D'Equipe, Jo Chisholm, commented that "We now have an excellent squad of Young Riders who have worked extremely hard to qualify themselves and their horses. Having worked with them during the year I can say that it is an absolute honour and pleasure to be working with a group of such dedicated and professional youngsters."

John Robertson, Director of International for Endurance GB, added that "the path to both Championships has not been straightforward, but we are reassured by the high calibre combinations who will be representing Team GB at both Championships this summer. I would like to wish all GB competitors a safe journey and the best of luck for the competitions that lie ahead."