Experienced British driving squad selected for Europeans

  • Three British drivers have been selected for the squad for the FEI European Championships.

    They are:

    • Karen Bassett, 51, from Nottinghamshire
    • Wilf Bowman-Ripley, 46, from Essex
    • Dick Lane, 53, from Surrey

    All three will all head to Aachen later this month (19-22 August) for the competition.

    Karen, Wilf and Dick have all represented Britain at a championships before, so Team GBR is sending an experienced squad.

    “I’ve been out to Aachen to watch the driving and it is a very impressive arena, the competition will be very strong with a big atmosphere and really good crowds,” said British chef d’equipe Zoe Morgan.

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    “Wilf has had excellent preparation having been competing internationally across Europe with really good placings, so backed up by Karen and Dick we will be hoping for a medal.”

    Horses for the four-in-hand event will be announced at a later date.

    The three drivers will contest the team event, where all three scores count towards the overall team result; all three athletes also compete as individuals at the Championships.

    The FEI European Championships kick off next week (11 August) with the dressage. Showjumping, vaulting and reining.

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