Exciting Under 23 final set for Olympia

15th Dec 2014

British Showjumping have confirmed the twenty-four combinations set to line-up for a thrilling finale, as the 2014 Dodson & Horrell and the World Class Programme U23 British Championships draw to a close at The London International Horse Show, Olympia on Saturday 20 December 2014.

In alphabetical order, the combinations set to compete at the 2014 Final are:

• Millie Allen (Balou Star, owned by Peter Allen)
• Aimee Bell (Cameron Poe, owned by Sally Guild)
• Alfie Bradstock (Caicos, owned by Graham Fletcher)
• Kerry Brennan (Wellington M, owned by Liane Smith)
• Harry Charles (Murkas Nevada VI, owned by Olga White and Team Murka Ltd)
• Olivia Dales (Arianna S, owned by Russ Underwood)
• Joseph Davison (Vennoot II, owned by Richard Davison)
• Jessica Dimmock (with her own Tinkas Tyson)
• Lauren Edwards (Archie Bunker, owned by Nigel Marmont)
• Remy Ellis (Wardendork, owned by rider)
• Graham Gillespie (Linnea Ask, owned by Ashlee Harrison)
• Abigail Newbery (Valentino VII, owned by Sharifa Al-Homaizi and Tony Newbery)
• Stephanie Platts (Ardenteggle Poltarf, owned by Susan Platts)
• Christie Pritchard (Waldemar, owned by Tracy Pritchard)
• Laura Robinson (Jonti, owned by Neal Robinson)
• Jake Saywell (Special K IV, owned by Rachel Gascoine)
• James Smith (Cumina, owned by Leona Smith)
• Beth Vernon (Aminko N, owned by Billy Twomey)
• Emily Ward (Witch, owned by Nick Ward and Michael Whitaker)
• Scarlett Ward (Milena 8, owned by Peter Ward and Jill Willows)
• Dominic Webb (Whin Whin III, owned by Isabelle Webb)
• George Whitaker (Tubana, owned by Sally McSharry)
• Kimberly White (with her own Catapult)
• Chloe Winchester (Avoca Valkyrie, owned by Gillian Winchester)

World Class Showjumping Performance Manager, Rob Hoekstra, commented; “I’m really looking forward to seeing the competition and being able to watch the talent and future of the sport. It’s always a very good mark of where we’re heading with Young Rider and Nations Cup’s teams and it’s a fantastic opportunity for younger riders to compete amongst the best of the world at Olympia.”

There is a total prize fund of £15,300 at the Final and Training Vouchers to the value of £2,900 awarded to the top eight prize-winning riders. There will also be up for grabs on the night a £1,500 bonus cash prize which will be equally split between riders who jump a clear round in both round one and round two. Only riders eligible to compete for Great Britain are able to contest the Final.

The Championships are supported by Europe’s leading specialist animal feed manufacturer and nutrition experts Dodson & Horrell and by the World Class Development Programme. The Development Programme is funded by National Lottery and Exchequer funds via UK Sport; the Programme seeks to identify and develop talented athletes who have shown the potential to reach the world stage.

Dodson & Horrell has been leading the way in animal nutrition for 75 years pioneering manufacturing methods and promoting nutritional research. The company has a long history of support in equestrian sports across all levels, from its sponsorship of British Dressage and British Showjumping to title sponsorship of the iconic Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials. As Royal Warrant holder and official supplier of nutrition to Equestrian Team GBR, Dodson & Horrell will play a pivotal advisory role in the lead up to the 2016 Olympic Games.