Great Britain’s World Equestrian Games eventing squad announced

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has named its Eventing squad for this year’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon.

Selection for the squad, which was made by the British Eventing senior selectors, was extremely close with the following chosen from the long-list:

Ros Canter from Lincolnshire, with Caroline Moore and her own Allstar B

Tina Cook from West Sussex, with Elisabeth Murdoch and Keith Tyson’s Billy The Red

Piggy French from Northampton, with Jayne McGivern’s Quarrycrest Echo

Tom McEwen from Gloucestershire, with Jane Inns, Ali McEwen and his own Toledo de Kerser

Gemma Tattersall from West Sussex, with The Soul Syndicate and her own Arctic Soul

Cook already has two World Equestrian Games Gold medals to her name from 1994 and 2010 and was a member of the Great British team who won Gold at the 2017 European Championships. French also competed at the World Equestrian Games in 2010 when she was 14th with Jakarta. Tattersall was the reserve for the WEG squad in 2014 and represented Great Britain at the Rio Olympics, whilst Canter was part of the Gold medal winning European Championships team last year. McEwen is one of Britain’s up and coming riders.

Eventing Performance Manager, Richard Waygood MBE comments; “This year’s team selection was extremely close, with great strength and depth coming through the nominated list. We head to WEG with a strong squad and I look forward to continuing to work with the selected athletes in the build-up, to ensure we are best prepared for Tryon.”

The Eventing competition will take place 13-16 September.

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