Jumping team announced for Hickstead Nations Cup

8th Jul 2015

Di Lampard, the World Class Showjumping Performance Manager has announced her squad of five for the UK leg of the 2015 FEI Furusiyya Nations Cup series which takes place at the Royal International Horse Show, Hickstead.

The Nations Cup is scheduled to take place on Friday 31st July at 14.15 hours local time with the Longines King George V Gold Cup Grand Prix taking place on the final day of the show, Sunday 1st August, at 14.45 hours local time.

The squad selected is as follows:

Holly Gillott from Loughborough, Leicestershire with her own 10 year-old liver chestnut gelding Dougie Douglas

Ben Maher from Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire with Tatiana Korsakova’s 10 year-old chestnut mare Diva II

Jessica Mendoza from Chippenham, Wiltshire on the 14 year-old brown mare Spirit T owned by Sarah Mendoza

Michael Whitaker from Nottinghamshire and the 10 year-old grey stallion Cassionato owned by Beverley Widdowson

Guy Williams based in France with his own and Charlotte Baines’ 15 year-old chestnut gelding Titus II

Further information on the show and for results once the show is underway can be found by visiting www.hickstead.co.uk .Full information in respect of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup series can be found by visiting www.fei.org.

FEI TV will be showing live footage from the event, to access this please visit www.feitv.org. The programme will also be shown at a later date on Horse & Country TV. Please visit www.britishshowjumping.co.uk and click on ‘What’s on TV’ for broadcast times.

The British Showjumping Teams are supported by the UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Programme.

The World Class Development Programme underpins World Class Performance and, together with the Equine Pathway, they comprise the Equestrian World Class Programme, incorporating the three Olympic sports of dressage, eventing, showjumping and the Paralympic sport of para-equestrian dressage.  The Programme has been funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, through Exchequer and National Lottery funds, via UK Sport since 1998.