The British CIC2* European Eventing Championship Selectors have announced a short list of horses and riders who will train towards the 2017 FEI CIC2* European Championships taking place in Tongeren, Belgium, from 27 to 30 July.
The combinations, in alphabetical order are:
Simon Ashworth, 53 from Cheshire, and his own 11 year old gelding Sunny III
Etti Dale, 40 from Lincolnshire, with her own nine year old gelding Simply Simon II
Fiona Davidson, 33 from Leicestershire, on her own nine year old gelding Galwaybay Smokie
Steve Garrod, 35 from Leicestershire, with Ms Teresa Camm, Miss Izzy Laurence and his own eight year old gelding Ufonzo
Nicky Hill, 25 from Worcestershire, on her own nine year old gelding MGH Bingo Boy
Victoria Leabeater, 20 from Hampshire, and her own 14 year old mare Dolces E
Indiana Limpus, 27 from West Sussex, with Mrs Caroline Perry’s 11 year old gelding Bronze Dandylion
Lauren Mclusky, 25 from East Sussex, on Home Farm Equestrian’s 12 year old gelding Ballycreen Milord
Jack Pinkney, 24 from Oxfordshire, and Mr Austin O’Connor’s nine year old gelding LB Liberator
Sharon Polding, 45 from Kent, with her own 10 year old mare Findonfirecracker
Please note that this is a living list and horses and riders may be added or removed in the build up to the Championships later this year.
These Championships give Europe's best 2* level riders the chance to compete in a unique eventing format in an international championship every two years at rotating locations around Europe. Riders and horses, either separately or together, must not have completed a CCI3* or a CICO3* in the two years prior to the championship unless this was as a Junior or Young Rider.
These biennial championships carry a unique format, differing from the normal Eventing Championships by having six members in the team (not four) and the inclusion of a ‘team dressage’ element. The first team dressage phase sees in which all six team members perform a prescribed test in a 20 x 60 arena together under the command of the Chef d'Equipe, next they compete in an individual dressage test, followed by the cross country and show jumping phases.
For more information on the CIC2* European Eventing Championships visit the website HERE.