Georgie Spence replaces Ben Hobday on young rider squad

  • Georgie Spence (pictured) has been brought into the British eventing young rider squad from the reserve list, following a minor injury which has forced Ben Hobday to withdraw Uptons Who.

    Uptons Who, a team gold and individual bronze medallist last year, has sustained a small injury since the recent final trial at Aston-le-Walls. Although the injury is not serious, the horse will not now be fit in time for the Europeans in Waragem, Belgium (11-14 September).

    Georgie, 20, will ride Christopher Jenkin’s mare Skylight, with whom she finished 14th individually and won a team gold medal at last year’s young rider Europeans in Kreuth, Germany.

    Georgie wrote on her website: “Although I am obviously very excited to be travelling I am equally disappointed for Ben, he is a very good friend and is someone who I would have liked to have gone to the Europeans with.”

    The rest of the squad consists of:

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