GB Young rider short list confirmed:

 The riders who will be representing Britain at the 2015 FEI European Championships for Young Riders in Strzegom (Poland, 27 – 30 August 2015) has be confirmed. The six riders are Sophie Beaty riding Stanly, Katie Bleloch on Bulano, Will Furlong with Livingstone II, Ella Hitchman riding Rocky Rockstar, Bella Innes Ker with Carolyn and Emily King on Loxley. Bella Innes Ker’s comments on being selected for the short list were “I was over the moon when I found out Pops (Carolyn) was selected as she’s had some cracking results this year, just some unlucky time faults that have stopped her from getting the top placings. I’m really looking forward to going back to Poland as I went there with her for the Juniors Euros in 2012 but had some bad luck with my top hat falling off in the dressage (!!!!) and then ended up eating dirt at the second last on the cross country phase. So can’t wait to give it my all this year and hopefully have a successful result”

GB Racesafe Junior Squad announced: Following the Junior long list competing at Aston Le Walls the final 6 riders were picked to represent Britain at the 2015 FEI European Championships for Junior Riders in Bialy Bor (Poland, 13-16 August 2015). The squad consists of Charlotte Bacon with Sannanvalley Justice, Charlotte East riding Clear Dawn, Sam Ecroyd on Opera House, Alex Kennedy riding Chocolate Domino, Alexander Tordoff on Emill and Ailsa Wates with Woodlands Persuasion.

Pony Club Interbranch: During the last few weeks Pony Club areas around Britain have been holding their annual interbranch competitions. There are three discuplines which make up interbranch; showjumping, dressage and eventing. Many competitors compete in all three parts of the competition from levels of novice to open.
In Interbranch eventing the novice section is the same as competing at BE90 level and the open section is the same as BE novice level.
All competitors take part in these competitions in the hope they will qualify for the Pony Club Championships. The championships are held at Cholmondeley Castle from Friday the 21st to Tuesday the 25th of August. The eventing championships are known to be a great challenge and to do well in is a very good achievement.

Good luck to all riders at the Young rider and Junior europeans but also to all the competitors who have qualified for the Pony Club Championships.

Isabella Mackenzie

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