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Pippa Funnell’s back on Team GB for the World Equestrian Games

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Eventer Pippa Funnell has been included in a British team for the first time since 2005, having made the cut for the World Equestrian Games (25 September-10 October).

Pippa said: “I am completely speechless. If anyone had told me six months ago I would never have believed them! It is a huge honour to be asked.”

The Team GB eventers for the Games in Kentucky will be:

Tina Cook and Miners Frolic
William Fox-Pitt and Cool Mountain
Piggy French and Jakata
Pippa Funnell and Redesigned
Mary King and Imperial Cavalier
And Nicola Wilson and Opposition Buzz

The non-travelling reserves are Daisy Berkley and Spring Along, Sharon Hunt and Tankers Town, Oliver Townend and Ashdale Cruise Master and Lucy Wiegersma and Woodfalls Inigo Jones.

World Class Performance manager for eventing Yogi Breisner said: “This team is an exciting mixture of horses with previous championship pedigree and younger horses making their debut.”

The eventing competiton will take place from 30 September to 3 October.

The four combinations that will take part in the team event will be chosen closer to the time.

What do you think of the selection? Comment in our forum.

Originally published on horseandhound.co.uk