Showjumping Nations Cup GB team announced for Rome

11th May 2016

British Showjumping release

The British Showjumping team selected for the CSIO5* FEI Furusiyya Nations Cup show in Rome, Italy which runs between 26 – 29 May 2016 is as follows;

Ben Maher from Bishops Stortford with either  the 13 year-old bay stallion Tic Tac or the 13 year-old bay stallion Sarena, both of whom are owned by Jane Forbes Clark.

Jess Mendoza who is based in The Netherlands with Spirit T, a 15 year-old brown mare owned by Sarah Mendoza.

John Whitaker from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire with his own and wife Clare’s 14 year-old bay stallion Argento.

Michael Whitaker from Whatton, Nottinghamshire with the 11 year-old grey stallion Cassionato which is owned by Beverley Widdowson.

Robert Whitaker from Sidcup, Kent with the 13 year-old brown gelding  Catwalk who is jointly owned by Mandy Hall and Clare Whitaker.

The Nations Cup competition takes place Friday 27 May at 15:45 hrs local time, with the Grand Prix class contested on Sunday 29 May 2016 at 15:00 hrs local time. Rome is the second opportunity in the series to score points for the British Team, the first opportunity coming this week on Friday at La Baule, France. 

Further information on the show, and full results once the show is underway, can be found by visiting Full information in respect of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup series can be found by visiting

FEI TV will be showing live footage from the event. To access this please visit

British Showjumping would like to thank Cavalor, who are the title sponsors of their Senior Nations Cup Teams.  More information on Cavalor and their products dedicated to the nutritional needs of high performance horses can be found at

The British Jumping teams are also supported by the Equestrian World Class Programme. The programme, which encompasses both Podium and Podium Potential squads, focuses on identifying talent, developing potential and maximising medal winning performances on the world stage. The Programme has been funded by the National Lottery via UK Sport since 1998 and is a portfolio within the British Equestrian Federation.