Young British rider Tim Rogers, riding his home-bred horse Corrieview Owen, won the individual bronze medal at the Junior Eventing European Championships in Bad Segeberg, Germany, last weekend.
18-year-old Tim from Wyke, Devon, produced a personal best score of 42.3 in the dressage, then a text-book cross-country round inside the time and added four faults in the showjumping to finish the competition on 46.3 penalties.
This was Tim’s British team debut, having been reserve for the British Pony Team in 2008.
Chippenham-based rider David Doel, aged 17, finished in 10th place with Louise Whitehead’s Pick and Mix II.
And the Brits finished fifth in the team competition from 19-22 August.
The British Equestrian Federation’s chairman of junior selectors, Michael Munden said: “We are very proud of the way in which this squad has worked together as a team throughout the past weeks.
“Tim was the last rider to jump and with very few clears the pressure was enormous but the squad’s support for him was tremendous.”
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