British drivers confirmed for WEG

  • The drivers who will represent Britain at this summer’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) have been selected.

    The British team is made up of Georgina Hunt, Wilf Bowman-Ripley and Dick Lane (pictured top).

    George Bowman, Pippa Bassett, and Mark Broadbent are non-travelling reserves.

    Chef d’equipe Zoe Morgan said: “I’m really excited about the squad and am looking forward to heading out to Normandy; we went out to the test event last year so we’re not going out completely blind — which is a good feeling to have.”

    wilf bowman-ripleyEach driver has a team of four horses in the three-phased competition — driven dressage, marathon and cones.

    WEG selection is based on a points system, with drivers collecting from five shows in the past year.

    “Wilf and Georgina gained three good scores at their first three shows which meant that no one could really beat them,” added Ms Morgan.

    Wilf (pictured above right), who will be competing at his first WEG, said adding two new horses — Roderick and Nero — had made “a big impact” to his team.

    georgina huntGeorgina (pictured left) added that she had been working towards selection for the past decade.

    She said she was “delighted to come to form for Normandy”.

    The driving competition will take place 4-7 Sepetember in Caen.

    For more details about British Carriagedriving visit www.britishcarriagedriving.co.uk

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