Team GB vaulting squad for World Equestrian Games

British Equestrian Vaulting (BEV) has selected the team and individual vaulters who will compete at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Ketucky.

The 11-strong squad, including three individual females, one individual male and seven team members, is:

Individual female

  • Joanne Eccles (20) from Tillicoultry
  • Lucy Philips (19) from Solihull
  • Hannah Eccles (18) from Tillicoultry

Individual male

  • Ross Foreman (22) from Duns

Vaulting team

  • Emma Runge (22) Buckinghamshire
  • Sarah Reid (19) Worcestershire
  • Sara Shortland (16) Derbyshire
  • Steph Hunter (16) Lincolnshire
  • Lydia Barham (15) Northamptonshire
  • Paige Brown (12) Hampshire
  • Megan Bignell (11) Warwickshire

Lucy Bell, BEV Chef d’Equipe said: “This squad has been very strong throughout 2009 making a real impact on the international circuit. It is a particularly significant and exciting time in British vaulting following our first ever Championship Gold medal for Joanne Eccles.”

Julie Newell, senior coach and lunger of the selected team, who are the current British Champions, added: “I am delighted for the girls; they have all been working very hard for the past two years to be selected as Team GBR for Kentucky. They are a relatively young team and I am extremely proud of their achievements. We are excited about the challenge ahead of us.”

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