Daisy Dick will be representing Britain as a senior individual for the third time at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen. Daisy has consistently produced top class performance at the highest level with Spring Along during the past few seasons. The partnership finished eighth at Badminton in the spring leading to their selection.
William must be among the favourites for an individual medal at WEG, as long as the hugely talented Tamarillo can manage to contain his exuberance in the dressage. William missed out on the chance to win an individual Olympic medal in 2004, when Tamarillo was injured on the cross-country. British supporters will be hoping that this very special partnership will really shine in Aachen.
It has been a dream 2006 for Sharon Hunt thanks to a top 10 finish at Badminton and a surprise call up to the British WEG squad when Primmore’s Pride was withdrawn. Sharon will be wearing the Union Jack for the first time in Aachen.
In a career spanning almost 20 years, Mary King has become one of eventing’s most loved icons and a regular member of the British team. After having two children, Mary successfully returned to competition at the highest level, losing none of her competitive edge. Aachen will be the ninth time Mary has represented her country at championship level, including four Olympic Games.
Eventing is undoubtedly in Zara’s blood and she fulfilled the ambition of every top event rider when she won an individual gold medal at the age of just 24. Thanks to Toytown’s outstanding dressage, Zara is one of just a handful of riders in the world who have the potential to give Germany’s Bettina Hoy a real run for her money in the first phase in Aachen.
Oliver has burst onto the eventing scene with a bang. An amazing season at one-day events last year was crowned by selection for the European Championships. This year an incredible Badminton performance saw him finish third as the highest placed British rider leading to his selection for the World Equestrian Games.