Changes to Britain’s nominated eventing entries for Tokyo Olympics

  • There are several changes to the British Olympic eventing entries for the Tokyo Olympics following the completion of three selection competitions.

    Pippa Funnell (Majas Hope) has been removed from the nominated entries and Ben Hobday (Shadow Man) has been removed from the reserve list.

    William Fox-Pitt and Little Fire, recent winners of the CCI4*-S at Houghton Horse Trials, have been added to the nominated entries.

    Nicola Wilson’s ride Bulana has been moved to a reserve slot and her Bicton Horse Trials CCI4*-L winner JL Dublin has been added to the nominated entries.

    Britain’s final Olympic eventing nominated entries, listed alphabetically, are:

    • Ros Canter with Caroline Moore’s and her own Allstar B
    • Laura Collett with Karen Bartlett, Keith Scott’s and her own London 52
    • William Fox-Pitt with Jennifer Dowling’s and his own Little Fire
    • Kitty King with Diana Bown, Sally Eyre, Samantha Wilson and Sally Lloyd-Baker’s Vendredi Biats
    • Piggy March with John and Chloe Perry and Alison Swinburn’s Brookfield Inocent
    • Tom McEwen with Fred and Penny Barker, Jane Inns and Ali McEwen’s Toledo De Kerser
    • Harry Meade with Mandy Gray’s and his own Superstition
    • Oliver Townend with Karyn Schuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s Ballaghmor Class
    • Nicola Wilson with Deirdre Johnston and James and Jo Lambert’s JL Dublin

    Reserve nominated entries:

    • Sarah Bullimore with the Kew Jumping Syndicate, Brett Bullimore’s and her own Corouet
    • Oliver Townend with Angela Hislop’s Cooley Master Class
    • Nicola Wilson with Jo and James Lambert’s Bulana

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