2017 Young Rider European squad long list announcement

31st May 2017

The long list of horses and riders for the Young Rider squad who will represent Great Britain at the 2017 FEI Young Rider European Championships in Millstreet, Ireland, (19th – 23rd July 2017) have been announced.

The combinations, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

  • Lizzie Baugh, 19 from Nottinghamshire, and her own nine year old gelding Quarry Man
  • Tintin Belsham, 21 from Oxfordshire, on her own 11 year old gelding Riverside Vision
  • Katie Bleloch, 20 from Warwickshire, with her own 11 year old gelding Bulano
  • Felicity Collins, 19 from East Sussex, and Ms Vicky Collins, Mrs Avrina Milton’s eight year old gelding RSH Contend Or
  • Taggy Forester-Bennet, 20 from Devon, on her own 17 year old mare Bonza Moorabinda
  • Kristina Hall-Jackson, 20 from West Yorkshire, with her own nine year old gelding Slaney Cruise
  • Emily King, 21 from Devon, and Jane Del Missier’s 13 year old mare Walitze f Vejgard
  • Chelsea Pearce, 18 from Wiltshire, with her own 12 year old gelding Albert VI
  • Francesca Sargent, 19 from Warwickshire, on Mrs Maggie Sargent’s 10 year old gelding Nankin W
  • Libby Seed, 19 from Wiltshire, with Carolyn Bate’s 11 year old stallion Philanderer II
  • James Stocker, 19 from Wiltshire, and his own 10 year old gelding Rudy Valentino
  • Ella Woodhead, 21 Staffordshire, on her own 16 year old Westwood Mariner


From the long list six combinations will be selected to compete for Great Britain in Ireland later this year, but please note that this is a living list and horses and riders may be added or removed in the build up to squad selection later this year.

Funding and Support

British Eventing are grateful to the Horse Trials Support Group (HTSG) for their unerring support and fundraising efforts for the youth eventing teams.