The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has today confirmed the short list which will form the nominated entry combinations, selected by the British Dressage selection panel, for this year’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina (USA), 11-23 September 2018.
The athletes, who are on the short list, are (in alphabetical order);
Lara Butler with Dr Wilfried and Mrs Ursula Bechtolsheimer’s Rubin Al Asad
Charlotte Dujardin CBE with the Mount St John Stud’s Mount St John Freestyle
Emile Faurie with Elena Knyaginicheva’s Delatio, and Hof Kasselmann KG’s Dono Di Maggio
Carl Hester MBE with Lady Anne Evans, Ann Cory and his own Hawtins Delicato
Gareth Hughes with Mr Steve and Mrs Anne Keen’s Don Carissimo, and Mrs Rebecca Hughes, Mrs Julia Hornig and his own Classic Briolinca
Spencer Wilton with Jen Goodman and his own Super Nova II
All combinations are required to maintain their current form to remain on the list ahead of the Championships. A total of 8 combinations will be submitted to the FEI on the 13 August 2018, as Great Britain’s nominated entries.
Dressage Performance Manager, Caroline Griffith comments; “I am absolutely thrilled and delighted for the group of athlete/horse combinations named to our short list for WEG. We have a great mix of exciting young horses with experienced riders and established combinations all of whom have performed well this year so I am very, very excited about the World Games.
“All of those campaigning this year have pushed those on the short list hard for their places, a true sign of the strength, depth and quality we have in this country.”
The dressage team will be announced in the coming weeks.
Equestrian Team GBR is supported by the UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Programme; the British teams are very grateful to the support they receive from the British Equestrian Federation Fund and official partners Dodson and Horrell, Equi-Trek, FALPRO England, Musto, NAF and Point Two.