The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has today confirmed the long-listed and reserve combinations, selected by the British Eventing senior selectors, for this year’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina (USA), 11-23 September 2018.
The athletes named on the long-list are (in alphabetical order);
Sarah Bullimore with Chris and Sue Gillespie and Brett Bullimore’s Reve Du Rouet
Ros Canter with Caroline Moore and her own Allstar B, and her own Zenshera
Laura Collett with Nick How, Keith Scott and her own Mr Bass
Tina Cook with Elisabeth Murdoch and Keith Tyson’s Billy The Red
Piggy French with Jayne McGivern’s Quarrycrest Echo, and Trevor Dickens’s Vanir Kamira
Kitty King with Diana Bown, Jacqueline Owen and Samantha Wilson’s Ceylor L A N
Tom McEwen with Jane Inns, Ali McEwen and his own Toledo de Kerser
Harry Meade with Charlotte Opperman’s Away Cruising
Gemma Tattersall with The Soul Syndicate and her own Arctic Soul
Oliver Townend with Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s Ballaghmor Class, Angela Hislop’s Cooley Master Class and Angela Hislop’s Cooley SRS
Nicola Wilson with James and Jo Lambert’s Bulana
The reserve combinations announced are (in alphabetical order);
Alex Bragg with Sally Ellicott’s Zagreb
Emilie Chandler with Sally Williams and Nicola Dickson’s Coopers Law
William Fox-Pitt with Jennifer Dowling’s Little Fire
Kitty King with Diana Bown, Sally Lloyd Baker, Sally Eyre and Samantha Wilson’s Vendredi Biats
Imogen Murray with Aivar Ward and M S Team’s Ivar Gooden
Gemma Tattersall with Clive Smith’s Pamero 4
A total of 15 combinations will be submitted to the FEI as the nominated entries on 13 August 2018. All combinations are required to maintain their current form to remain on the long-list ahead of the Championships.
Eventing Performance Manager, Richard Waygood MBE comments; “It is fantastic to have such a strong group of combinations long-listed for this year’s World championships; there have been some impressive performances across the board so far this season and I’m very excited to be working with such a superb group of athletes.”
The squad of five will be announced at the beginning of August.
Equestrian Team GBR is supported by the UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Programme; the British teams are very grateful to the support they receive from official partners Dodson and Horrell, Equi-Trek, Falpro England, Musto, NAF and Point Two Air Vests.