Young squad head to French leg of the Eventing Nations Cup

1st Aug 2017

A team of four young riders have been selected to represent Great Britain at the seventh fixture of the 2017 FEI Nations Cup competition. The all-female squad will head to Le Pin au Haras, France, on 10th – 13th August 2017 hoping to add more points to the British tally in the CIC3* series.

In alphabetical order, they are;

Laura Collett, 27, with Keith and Lyn How and her own nine year old gelding Mr Bass

Imogen Murray, 23, and Aivar Ward’s 10 year old gelding Ivar Gooden

Georgie Spence, 28, with Lucy Fleming, Samantha Wilson, Suzanne Doggett’s 14 year old gelding Wii Limbo

Holly Woodhead, 23, on Parkfield Breeding’s British-bred nine year old gelding Parkfield Quintessential

GB currently still lead the overall series on 470 points with three events remaining which include Waregem (Belgium) on 22nd – 24th September and Boekelo (Netherlands) on 5th – 8th October following the French leg in early August.

A full list of results can be found HERE.

The 2017 calendar:

17 - 21 May: CICO 3* Strzegom (POL) – 2nd place

25 - 28 May: CICO 3* Houghton Hall (GBR) - 2nd place

31 May - 4 June: CICO 3* Tattersalls (IRL) – GB 2nd place

30 June - 2 July: CICO 3* Wiener Neustadt (AUT) – 5th place

8 - 9 July: CICO 3* The Plains (USA) – 3rd place

19 - 23 July: CICO 3* Aachen (GER) – 5th place

10-13 August: CICO 3* Le Haras du Pin (FRA)

22 - 24 September: CICO 3* Waregem (BEL)

5 - 8 October: CCIO 3* Boekelo (NED)


Could you be on the next Nations Cup squad for GB?

The newly appointed Senior Eventing Selection Committee would like to invite riders to apply for the 2017 FEI Nations Cups squads. Combinations for the eventing Nations Cup team will in future be selected by the Senior Selection Committee to provide continuity across the selection process while still providing an open and transparent system. More information and how to apply can be found HERE.

The GBR Eventing teams are supported by the National Lottery funded Equestrian World Class Programme a portfolio within the British Equestrian Federation. The programme 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.