GB squad announced for Lisbon Nations Cup

15th May 2015

Di Lampard, the World Class Showjumping Performance Manager has selected her squad of five that will be travelling to Lisbon, Portugal to contest the CSIO 3* FEI Furusiyya Nations Cup.

The show runs between 28th - 31st May with the Nations Cup taking place on the 29th at 18:00 hours local time and the Grand Prix on the 31st at 15:00 hours local time.

The squad selected is as follows and they will be accompanied by Chef d’Equipe Tony Newbery:

Julie Andrews from Preston, Lancashire with Eva Bjorkman’s 10 year-old bay gelding Ayrton IV

Kerry Brennan, a member of the Sport England funded BEF Excel Talent Programme, from Chesterfield, Derbyshire with Liane Smith’s 12 year-old bay gelding Wellington M

UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Development Programme rider, Emma O’Dwyer, from Churchdown, Gloucester with the 9 year-old bay gelding HHS Figero

Jake Saywell from Newark, Nottinghamshire, a member of the World Class Development Programme on Rachel Gascoine’s 15 year-old bay gelding Cantho Z

World Class Developement Programme rider Louise Saywell from Retford, Nottinghamshire with the 14 year-old chestnut stallion Mr Darcy V whom is jointly owned by Sarah Hancock and Graham Lovegrove.

Further information on the show and for results once the show is underway can be found by visiting Full information in respect of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup series can be found by visiting

FEI TV will be showing live footage from the event. To access this, please

The British Showjumping Teams are supported by the UK Sport National Lotteryfunded World Class Programme.

The World Class Development Programme underpins World Class Performance and, together with the Equine Pathway, they comprise the Equestrian World Class Programme, incorporating the three Olympic sports of dressage, eventing, showjumping and the Paralympic sport of para-equestrian dressage.  The Programme has been funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, through Exchequer and National Lottery funds, via UK Sport since 1998.