British Equestrian and the British Showjumping selectors can today confirm the 10 horse and rider combinations that will form their list of nominated entries ahead of the FEI Showjumping European Championship, set to take place in Milan, Italy, from 29 August – 3 September this year.
Nominated entries in alphabetical order by athlete surname:
Harry Charles (24) from Alton, Hampshire, with Ann Thompson’s Aralyn Blue (bay, mare, 12yrs, Chacco-Blue x Ludwig AS, Breeder: Franjo Udovc SLO) and Stall Zet’s Casquo Blue (bay, gelding, 13yrs, Chacco-Blue x Carthago Z, Breeder: Gestuet Lewitz GER)
Tim Gredley (37) from Newmarket, Suffolk, with Unex Competition Yard Ltd’s Medoc de Toxandria (bay, gelding, 16.2hh, 11yrs, Der Senaat 111 x Kelvin de Sainte Hermelle)
Samuel Hutton (34) based in Antwerp, Belgium (originally from Walton-on-Thames, Surrey), with Caramello Company’s Oak Grove’s Laith (chestnut, stallion, 16.2hh, 12yrs, London x Quaprice, Breeder: S.C. E. A. Riverland FRA)
Ben Maher (40) based in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, with Charlotte Rossetter, Pamela Wright and his own Dallas Vegas Batilly (bay, mare, 10yrs, 16.2hh, Cap Kennedy 2 x L’Arc de Triomph, Breeder: J Viollett FRA), Charlotte Rossetter, Pamela Wright and his own Faltic HB (bay, stallion, 16.1hh, 13yrs, Baltic VDL x Concorde, Breeder: H. A. Brinkman NED) and Jane Forbes Clarke’s Ginger-Blue (bay, mare, 16.1hh, 12yrs, Plot Blue x Royal Bravour, Breeder: P. Verberne NED)
Jessica Mendoza (27) based in Horsham, West Sussex, with her own Play (chestnut, gelding, 16.2hh, 11yrs, Luidam x Diamant de Semilly, Breeder: E von Essen SWE)
Donald Whitaker (30), from Dagobertshausen, Germany (originally from Barnsley, Yorkshire), withReitsportanlage Dagobertshausen GmbH & CO.KG’s Di Caprio (bay, stallion, 16.1hh, 12yrs, Diarado x Cassini I, Breeder: Harms Carsten GER)
Joe Whitaker (35) from Barnsley, South Yorkshire with Jessica Crane’s Hulahupe JR (chestnut, stallion, 16.1hh, 11yrs, VDL Bubalu x Indoctro, Breeder: J. Reitsma NED)
At the time of release, the names of the grooms for each horse have not been confirmed but will be included in the final squad announcement.
Selection decisions are subject to the athlete and horse maintaining fitness and performance. The selected squad of four combinations and one reserve combination to travel to Milan, plus non-travelling reserves, will be announced by 7 August.
The funding that the British Equestrian World Class Programme receives from the National Lottery and UK Sport is pivotal in preparing our teams for senior championships and supporting them on the ground.
British Equestrian is also extremely grateful for the support we enjoy from our partners – Bates Saddles, Dodson & Horrell, Fairfax & Favor, Haygain, NAF, SEIB and Toggi – and team suppliers – Equi-Trek, Horseware, Lotus Romeo, Marksway Horsehage and Point Two. We’re indebted for the year-round support they provide to the World Class Programme and British teams, which helps us to best prepare for senior championships.