The British vaulting squad will be taking part in an international vaulting competition at Saumur this weekend

British vaulting’s hopes are high as its largest squad ever heads for an international competition in Saumur, France on 29-31 March.

The team competition will be contested by the experienced Scottish Equestrian Vaulting Team (Ann Rogerson, Amy Panter, Joanne EcclesBecky Hall, Louise Smith, Mandy Rawlinson, Gemma Hope, Lucy Phillips, reserve: Heidi Johnston) and the new English Vaulting Squad (John McNally, Laura Grundy, Emma Runge, Eliza Taylor, Susie Shortland, Becky Walsh, Pippa Capstick, Sarah Reid).

The English Vaulting Squad, who will be competing at their first international, will be vaulting on Warwickshire College’s impressive Greatly Limelight who stands a massive 18.1hh.

Following the retirement of reigning British champion Hannah McGillivray, the female class will be contested by established competitors Elizabeth Watson, Sarah Watson and Lucy Bell, alongside the new faces of Ann Rogerson, Amy Panter, Becky Hall and Rosie Howard.

British hopes in the mens’ event remain with British champion John McNally and Philip Beasley, who was Britain’s highest placed vaulter at last years European’s. They will be joined by new boy, Daniel McKay, who will be making his international debut.

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