*Updated: 27 July 2018
British Eventing is pleased to announce the six combinations selected to represent Great Britain on the Charles Owen Pony squad at this year’s FEI European Championships for Ponies. The riders will head to the championships - which are this year hosted on home soil at Bishop Burton College, East Yorkshire - on 7th to 12th August.
The squad, in alphabetical order, are:
Connie Gill and her own 10 year old mare Movie Star II
Hattie Grace with Vincent Jones and Simon Grace’s nine year old gelding Noble Superman
Ellie Healy with her own 8 year-old mare Midnight Dancer II
Georgia King and Anya Kolleth’s 19 year old mare Drop the Subject
Saffie Osborne and Lord and Lady Blyth’s 13 year old mare Little Indian Feather
Daisy Proctor with her own 14 year old gelding Holiday Chase
*Joy Jackson’s, ridden by Oliver Jackson, Daydream Fourteen sadly picked up a minor injury ruling them out of competition. They have been replaced by Ellie Healy and Midnight Dancer II cited above.
Freya Partridge on her own 15 year old gelding Master Macky
Ellie Healy on her own eight year old gelding Midnight Dancer II
Ibble Watson and Erica Watson’s eight year old mare Bookhamlodge Pennylane
2017 individual silver medallist Saffie Osborne and Little Indian Feather return in this year’s squad along with Oliver Jackson and Connie Gill, whilst Georgia King, Daisy Proctor and Hattie Grace will all be making their European Championships debut at Bishop Burton next month.
Charles Owen not only generously support the BE Pony European Championship squad, but also the BE Pony Programme, Pony Trials and National Pony Championship. From their state-of-the-art factory in Wrexham, Charles Owen is the largest equestrian helmet manufacturer in the UK, celebrating over 100 years of business. A long-time sponsor of BE, Charles Owen are market leaders in equestrian safety headwear with over 30 helmets in their product range, catering to a large variety of the riding industry at every level.
More information on the Charles Owen Pony Programme can be found HERE.