Jeanette Brakewell is all set to challenge Southern Hemisphere eventing talent in Adelaide

Jeanette Brakewell has been invited to compete in the Mitsubishi Adelaide InternationalHorse Trials, (7-10 November), in her first Southern Hemisphere competition since her Sydney Olympic triumph two years ago.

Jeanette’s individual silver medal and team bronze at the World Equestrian Games, as well as her previous team gold at the 2001 European championships and team silver at the 2000 Olympics make her Europe’s top representative at the trials which begin this week.

She will be up against Australia’s triple Olympic gold-medallist, Matt Ryan, as well as John Williams of the USA, a team gold medallist at the WEG.

I am really looking forward to the trip. I have great memories of Australia and the warm welcome I received at Sydney 2000, so I am particularly keen to compete in Adelaide and take some time visiting that part of the country,” says Jeanette.”The quality of the riders competing at the trials looks set to create a very exciting weekend.”

Jane Lomax-Smith , South Australian Minister forTourism, revealed that she had extended the invitation to Jeanette personally:

“Jeanette is one Britain’s rising stars and we are extremely pleased she will be competing in the CIC**. It’s great to have top European talent strengthening the field of competitors.”

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