The Selectors of the Racesafe British Junior team have today confirmed the short-listed squad of six horses and riders as well as reserves who will represent Britain at the 2015 FEI European Eventing Championships for Junior Riders in Bialy Bor (Poland, 13-16 August 2015).
From the squad of six, a team of four riders will be selected to ride as a team and the remaining two will represent Britain as individuals.
The squad is as follows in alphabetical order:
- Charlotte Bacon 17, from Oxfordshire with Sannanvalley Justice, a nine year old chestnut mare by True Justice and owned by Miss Karen Huyton
- Charlotte East 17, from Somerset with Clear Dawn, an eight year old iron grey mare by Clearway and owned by rider
- Sam Ecroyd 18, from Flintshire with Opera House, an eight year old bay gelding by Verdi and owned by Mrs Penelope Ecroyd and direct reserve Wodan III, a 12 year old bay gelding by Mr Concorde BJ and owned by rider
- Alex Kennedy 18, from Somerset with Chocolate Domino, an eight year old chestnut gelding by Diamant De Semilly and owned by rider
- Alexander Tordoff 18, from Leicestershire with Emill, an 11 year old chestnut gelding by Unbelievable Darco and owned by rider
- Ailsa Wates 17, from West Sussex with Woodlands Persuasion, a ten year old grey gelding by Cevin Z and owned by Mrs Pip Wates and Equine Aqua Training
The two reserves are: Charlotte Dennis (17 from North Yorkshire) riding DHI Hot Chip a nine year old bay gelding by Clover Echo owned by Victoria Dennis, and Libby Seed (18 from Wiltshire) riding What a Catch II a 15 year old Belgian-bred chestnut gelding owned by Jonathon and Lesley Seed.
Funding and Support
The British Junior programme and squad are generously supported by title sponsors Hows Racesafe.
The British Young Rider, Junior, Pony and Children on Horses European Championship teams are supported by the UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Programme.
British Eventing are also grateful to HTSG for their unerring support and fundraising efforts for the youth Eventing teams.
The teams are also kindly supported by official Equestrian Team GBR suppliers; Dodson and Horrell, Equi-Trek, Land Rover, NAF, NuuMed, Point Two Equine, Tagg Equestrian plus clothing from Toggi.