The British squad to compete at the FEI CICO3* Eventing Nations Cup competition in Aachen, Germany, next week (11-14 August) has been announced by the Team Manager, Philip Surl.
The riders, supported by the National Lottery UK Sport funded World Class Programme, will be as follows (in alphabetical order):
- Flora Harris (27, Berkshire) riding Bayano (9 year old bay gelding by Contendro II) owned by Mrs Caroline Harris and Ms Rebecca Salt
- Gemma Tattersall (30, West Sussex) riding Quicklook V (a British Bred 10 year old grey mare by Urkel) owned by The Pebbles Syndicate
- Izzy Taylor (32, Oxfordshire) riding Allercombe Ellie (12 year old grey British Bred mare by Jumbo out of Poetic Justice, bred by Susan Holroyd) owned by Ms Frances Carter and Miss Susan Holroyd
- Francis Whittington (37, East Sussex) riding Easy Target (14 year old grey gelding) owned by Mrs Catherine Witt
- Holly Woodhead (21, Wiltshire) riding DHI Lupison (11 year old chestnut gelding) owned by Ian and Heidi Woodhead
Great Britain currently occupy first place in the overall standings after a win at Strzegom, Poland in June, France are close behind in second place with Australia currently third. Aachen is the fifth leg of the 2015 season, with CICO3* competitions following in Italy and Belgium in the coming months before the final in Boekelo (NED) in October.
Points accrued from the FEI Nations Cup series competitions count towards the Fairfax Saddles Britannia League for British Riders who have not represented Britain on the Senior team at World, Olympic and European Championships. Holly Woodhead and DHI Lupison currently lead this League ahead of their trip to Germany for Aachen next week. See the full rankings table on www.britisheventing.com/BritanniaLeague
Full information including running times and team order will be announced following the initial veterinary inspection.
The Equestrian World Class Programme has been funded through Exchequer and National Lottery funds via UK Sport.
For more information about the event visit the Nations Cup Hub
FEI Nations Cup Eventing Calendar:
17-20 September: Montelibretti, ITA
24-27 September: Waregem, BEL
8-11 October: Series finale, Boekelo, NED