Team announced for Britain’s opening leg of the 2018 Nations Cup

17th May 2018

British Eventing is excited to announce the squad of four that will represent Great Britain at the home leg of this year’s FEI Nations Cup series. The 2018 Nations Cup kicked off in Vairano, Italy, at the end of April but the CICO3* series begins for GB on home soil at the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International on 24th – 27th May.

In alphabetical order, the squad are;

  • Katie Bleloch with her own 12 year old bay gelding Bulano
  • Chuffy Clarke and Jonathan and Jane Clarke’s 16 year old gelding Second Supreme
  • Matthew Heath on his own and Hazel Livesey’s 11 year old bay gelding One Of A Kind II
  • Holly Woodhead and Parkfield Breeding’s 10 year old chestnut gelding Parkfield Quintessential

Twenty-two year old Chuffy Clarke and Katie Bleloch, 21, both make their senior Nations Cup team debut at the British leg of the series alongside Matthew Heath and Holly Woodhead who appeared for the first time on the Nations Cup roster in 2017.

With only one fixture in the eight leg series complete, France lead the way on 100 points after a win in Italy last month ahead of Sweden in second for 90 points, Italy third for 80 points and Switzerland in fourth place collecting 70 points.

There is a full programme of events at the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International including the BE Supporter Experience Day on Friday 25th May, which has a guided course walk of the Nations Cup CICO3* cross country with Laura Collett. Find out more HERE

2018 Calendar

20 - 22 April 2018 CICO3* Vairano (ITA) 
25 - 27 May 2018 CICO3* Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International (GBR) 
29 June - 1 July 2018 CICO3* Strzegom (POL) 
6 - 8 July 2018 CICO3* The Plains (USA) 
11 - 15 August 2018 CICO3* Le Haras du Pin (FRA) 
24 - 26 August 2018 CICO3* Millstreet (IRL) 
21 - 23 September 2018 CICO3* Waregem (BEL) 
11 - 14 October 2018 CCIO3* Boekelo (NED)

More details on the FEI Nations Cup series can be found HERE.

Could you represent GB?

The Senior Eventing Selection Committee, composing of Dan Hunt (Chairman of Selectors), Sarah Bullen, Jeanette Brakewell, Gill Watson and Nigel Taylor, would like to invite riders who meet the criteria below to apply for the British 2018 FEI Nations Cups squad; more information and how to apply can be found HERE.