The British team for reining has been chosen, but they must still qualify to compete at WEG in Jerez next year

The British Reining Horse Association (BRHA) has selected its team for the World Equestrian Games at Jerez in September 2002, but the five riders must overcome another hurdle before they travel to Spain.

The WEG organisers have stated that no more than 10 teams will be allowed to compete in the games &ndash five from the European FEI region and five from Asia, Australia and the USA. Thus, the Europeans must pre-qualify at the next CRIO (Nations Cup) in Italy in May 2002.

The BRHA’s qualifying competition took place during Quarter Horse 2000, held at Arena UK. The team places were filled by Francesca Sternberg-Allen (Chuka Chic), Bob Mayhew (Fast Draw Peppy), Doug Allen (Sheza Dandy Nic) and Lauren Jolly (Zan Francisco Rey). Mark How on Haida Bar Lena is the reserve.

Francesca, Doug, Mark and 17-year-old Lauren competed in Britain’s first CRIO at Kreuth, Germany, finishing sixth. Bob Mayhew is an international judge, trainer and breeder of Quarter Horses, as well as being chairman of the BRHA.

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