British Eventing has announced the squad which represent Great Britain as part of the Racesafe sponsored Junior at the upcoming FEI Junior European Championships, taking place 22 -25 September 2016 in Montelibretti, Italy.
The team achieved team bronze at Bialy Bor, Poland in 2015 and will be hoping to better their result in 2016 with a team which includes: Harriet Wright (Pony European Championships team gold Malmö, Sweden 2015) and Phoebe Locke (Pony European Championships team gold, Malmö, Sweden 2015).
The squad is, in alphabetical order:
- Felicity Collins, 18 from East Sussex, with the seven year old German gelding, RSH Contendor, owned by Ms Vicky Collins and Mrs Avirna Milton
- Richard Coney, 17 from Lincolnshire, and his own eight year old Irish gelding Kananaskis.
- Phoebe Locke, 16 from Somerset, and the eight year old Irish gelding Union Fortunus, owned by Phoebe and Miss Jamie-lee Day
- Chelsea Pearce, 17 from Wiltshire, with her own 11 year old Dutch gelding Albert VI
- Chelsea Round, 17 from Warwickshire, and her own nine year old British gelding Fleetwood Mac V
- Bubby Upton, 17 from Suffolk with Eros DHI, a seven year old Dutch gelding owned by Mrs Rachel Upton
Three reserve riders have also been named; first reserve will be Storm Straker, 17 from North Yorkshire, with her own 14 year old Dutch gelding Well Designed.The additional reserves in alphabetical order will be: Ailsa Wates, 18 from West Sussex, and Mrs Pip Wates and Equine Aqua Training’s 11 year old British gelding Woodlands Persuasion and Harriet Wright, 17 from Derbyshire, with her own 11 year old gelding Ngong Hills.
Chairman of Selectors for the Junior squad, Darrell Scaife, commented; “We have seen some excellent performances over the last few months. Selection has been incredibly close but I believe that we have taken the opportunity to select a squad who can challenge for medals in Montelibretti later this month.”