A substitution has been made on the British endurance team heading to Kentucky this September for the World Equestrian Games (WEG).

The in-form David Yeoman and his ride Haszar have been picked from the bank of reserves to replace Alice Beet after her horse, Laouenne De Kerpont, went lame.

The original line-up was announced on 7 July.

“Although with rest it is a small problem, I am not prepared to travel Laouenne if I have any doubts in my mind. If I go I was planning to have a crack at it!” said Alice.

“So he will make an appearance at Florac and I will save him for next year’s Europeans. The management team has been so supportive.”

David and Haszar won the British National Championships in June, the 160km FEI*** at Cirencester in July and came second in the 120km FEI ride at Haywood Oaks in April.

Team chef d’equipe Liz Finney said: “David Yeoman has come into the team after some very good results with Haszar and we have a very strong team capable of finishing in a medal position.”

The riders who will now travel to Kentucky are:

  • Beccy Broughton-Booker (Java Sunlight or Tawmarsh Muharram)
  • Ross Clapp (Nazeeka)
  • Janice Cockley Adams (Roxanne Du Bout Du Monde)
  • Christine Yeoman (CJS Gai Forest or L M Midday)
  • David Yeoman (Haszar)

Non-travelling reserves are (first) Sarah Rogerson with FFC First Scea Lord and (second) Dominique Freeman with Jayel Super.

WEG takes place in Kentucky, USA from Saturday 25 September to Sunday 10 October, with the endurance competition on Sunday 26 September.