British eventing team announced for 2008 Olympic Games

  • British Eventing and the British Olympic Association have today announced the GB eventing team for the Beijing Olympics.

    Team members are William Fox-Pitt riding either Ballincoola, Parkmore Ed or Tamarillo; Sharon Hunt and Tankers Town; Mary King with either Call Again Cavalier or Imperial Cavalier; Zara Phillips and Toytown and Lucy Wiegersma on Shaabrak.

    Yogi Breisner: “As the team manager I am fortunate to have five such talented riders on the team, and I am very grateful to all the owners for making such excellent horses available.”

    Two groups of reserve riders have been named.

    1st Reserves (in alphabetical order)

    • Kristina Cook (Miner’s Frolic)
    • Daisy Dick (Hope Street or Spring Along)
    • Ruth Edge (Two Thyme)
    • Oliver Townend (Flint Curtis)

    2nd Reserves (in alphabetical order)

    • Georgie Davies (Fachoudette)
    • Pippa Funnell (Ensign)
    • Rodney Powell (Zin Zan II)
    • Polly Stockton (Tom Quigley)
    • Oliver Townend (Coup de Coeur)
    • Nicola Wilson (Opposition Buzz)

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    Team member stats

    2008 third, Badminton (Ballincoola)
    2007 first, Burghley (Parkmore Ed)
    2006 team silver, individual
    15th World Equestrian Games, Aachen (Tamarillo)
    2005 first, Burghley (Ballincoola)
    2004 team silver, Olympic Games, Athens, Greece (Tamarillo)
    2004 first, Badminton (Tamarillo)

    2007 team gold and individual silver, European championships, Pratoni (Call Again Cavalier)
    2007 second, Pau CCI**** (Imperial Cavalier)
    2006 team silver, World Equestrian Games, Aachen (Call Again Cavalier)

    2007 team gold and individual sixth, European championships, Pratoni (Toytown)
    2006 individual gold and team silver, World Equestrian Games, Aachen (Toytown)
    2005 individual and team gold, European championships, Blenheim (Toytown)

    2008 fifth, Badminton (Tankers Town)
    2006 sixth, Badminton (Tankers Town)
    2006 senior squad debut as an individual at World Equestrian Games, Aachen — finished ninth (Tankers Town)

    2008 second, Badminton (Shabraak)
    2007 seventh, Burghley (Shabraak)
    2006 seventh, Badminton (Shaabrak)
    2004 first, Blair CCI*** (Shabraak)

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