In the run up to the WEG selection trials, two British vaulters enjoyed a successful competition in Austria

Philip Beasley and Rosie Howard travelled to Austria recently to take part in a international vaulting competition (24-26 May).

Rosie, from the Windrush Group, Oxfordshire, competed on her trainer Katherin Townsend’s Scarva, who found the large crowds and tense atmosphere unsettling. She finished in 32nd place with a score of 6.2.

Philip, from the Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team, competed on a borrowed Austrian horse called Ikarus, which will be his mount at WEG if he is selected.

Philip’s strong freestyle perfomance inthe first round saw him claim fifth place with 7.190. He went on to complete the two days with a final score of 7.207, which was good enough for seven place.

Philip and Rosie will be among the British vaulters striving for a place in the British team at the Moreton Morrell WEG selection trials on 29 June.

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