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RC riders represent Britain

British Riding Clubs is sending a team of six, plus two individuals, to contest the Riding Club European Eventing Championship, also known as Rural Riders, at Minderhout, Belgium (17-20 July).

The squad of eight, led by chef d’equipe Richard Waygood and chef de mission Sir Robert Hayman-Joyce, comprises:

  • Emma Mould (Lord Bertram)
  • Julie Hardy (The Ribble Rebel)
  • Kate Scott (A Touch Of Dutch)
  • Alison Lidstone (Creevagh George)
  • Fiona Muirhead (Rose’s Double)
  • Samantha York (Tia Maria)
  • Sara Deary (Shiver St George)
  • Natasha Eastwood (Indigo Night)

The non-travelling reserves are Jane Rock (Mystic Legend) and Erika Green (Galbaly Prince).

A unique feature of this championship is the team dressage, where all six members ride the test together. This phase is followed by individual dressage, cross-country and show jumping.

The event is now recognised by the FEI and counts as a CIC** qualification. British Riding Clubs has been sending a team since 1991 and has won the bronze medal on the past two occasions.

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