Ballindenisk GB CICO squad announced

31st Mar 2014

Supported by the UK Sport lottery funded World Class Programme, the British Eventing Senior Selection Committee have selected a team of four riders from the British CICO squad to represent Great Britain at Ballindenisk (IRL) for the second leg of the 2014 FEI Nations Cup Series 10-14 April 2014.

In consultation with the Selection Committee and Yogi Breisner the Eventing Performance Manager, the CICO Team Manager Philip Surl has selected the four riders named below to represent Equestrian Team GBR.

In alphabetical order the team are:

  • Rosalind Canter riding her own Zenshera
  • Nicky Roncoroni riding Stonedge owned by Mrs Janey Barclay Roncoroni
  • Izzy Taylor riding Allercombe Ellie who is jointly owned by Ms Frances Carter and Susan Holyroyd
  • Lucy Wiegersma riding Mr Chunky whom she owns with Mr Huw Lloyd, Mr Christopher and Mrs Sarita Perkins

Commenting on the potential Team GBR representatives, Team Manager Philip Surl said: “We have an exciting mix of new and established riders on the team for Ballindenisk who are on a selection of very promising looking horses. It will be great to see Ros Canter in action at her first Nations Cup competition.”

Yogi Breisner added: “The primary purpose of campaigning the CICO Nations Cup series is to give riders who have not been regular members of Senior Championship teams experience of working and competing within a team environment and to get them out competing against the best continental riders”.

Current Standings: after the first leg of the competition in Fontainebleau (20-23 March 2014), Britain are currently in a very close third place in the rankings with eight points whilst the Netherlands are on nine points and France lead with eleven points.

Further information about the FEI Nations Cup Series and competition dates can be located on the FEI website

The Equestrian World Class Programme has been funded through Exchequer and National Lottery funds, via UK Sport since 1998.