The British team for the Junior European Dressage Championships (19-22 July 2001) has been named, following the recent “Go for Gold” final selection day at Hickstead, West Sussex.
The following riders will be travelling to the European Championships at Iserlohn, Germany:
Laura Bechtolsheimer riding Dr & Mrs W Bechtolsheimer’s Kardinale
Lizzie Bell riding Mrs A Bell’s 16.3hh bay gelding Lavett
Maria Eilberg riding Mr C Nickerson’s 15.3hh liver chestnut stallion Don Perry
Polly Hodges riding her own 16hh chestnut gelding Enfant
The non travelling reserve will be Lizzie Barnicoat with her own Keystone Favoriet
The team, which is supported by Hamilton & Partners Ltd, Amerigo, Charles Owen, Equetech, Hows Racesafe, RG Italy and Woof Wear, boasts a considerable depth of talent and experience.
Maria Eilberg and Laura Bechtolsheimer were part of the Silver medal-winning teams at the 1999 and 2000 Pony European Championships, while Polly Hodges and Enfant competed in the Junior European Championships last year. All four riders have also enjoyed considerable success competing against adult riders in National competitions.