Emily Llewellyn chosen for young rider squad with four horses

  • Emily Llewellyn has a remarkable four horses listed for this year’s British young rider eventing squad for the championships at Pardubice, Czech Republic (28 July-1 August).

    Emily (pictured) has been chosen for the squad with last weekend’s Barbury runner-up Society Spice and has her 2008 individual young rider gold medallist Pardon Me II, Houghton CCI** runner-up Balloo IV and Junior II — 13th in Bramham’s under-25 CCI*** — as direct reserve horses.

    Also on the squad are reigning young rider European champion Laura Collett with Fernhill Cristal, a new ride for her this year, and Emily Parker and Treefers, young rider team gold medallists in 2009.

    Rosie Fry makes her British squad debut with Bankon Louie, Willa Newton is back on the squad after an individual appearance last year with Neelix and former pony team gold medallist Tom McEwen completes the six with Major Sweep.

    Reserves are Harriet Baird (Persian Coin), Laura Cocking (Arkendale) and Olivia Craddock (Boherdeal Cruise).

    Britain has an excellent record in the young rider Europeans, with team gold at the past five championships and the three individuals golds in the past four years.

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