Britain names nine pairs as nominated entries for Olympic eventing

  • The nine pairs, plus three reserves, who will be submitted as the British Olympic eventing entries for this summer’s Tokyo Games have been named.

    British Equestrian and the British Eventing selectors confirmed the following pairs will be given to the FEI as Britain’s nominated entries – only combinations who appear on the nominated entries list, which has a closing date of 21 June 2021, may be put forward to the British Olympic Association for selection to the Games.

    • Ros Canter with Caroline Moore’s and her own Allstar B, groom Sarah Charnley
    • Laura Collett with Karen Bartlett, Keith Scott and her own London 52, groom Tilly Hughes
    • Pippa Funnell with Marek Sebestak’s and her own Majas Hope, groom Emily Gibson
    • Kitty King with Diana Bown, Sally Eyre, Samantha Wilson and Sally Lloyd-Baker’s Vendredi Biats, groom Chloe Fry
    • Piggy March with John and Chloe Perry and Alison Swinburn’s Brookfield Inocent, groom Amy Phillips
    • Tom McEwen with Fred and Penny Barker, Jane Inns and Ali McEwen’s Toledo De Kerser, groom Francesca Gorni
    • Harry Meade with Mandy Gray’s and his own Superstition, groom Jess Errington
    • Oliver Townend with Karyn Schuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s Ballaghmor Class, groom TBC
    • Nicola Wilson with James and Jo Lambert’s Bulana, groom Ruth Asquith

    Reserve nominated entries:

    • Sarah Bullimore with the Kew Jumping Syndicate, Brett Bullimore’s and her own Corouet
    • Ben Hobday with Jane Chamber’s and his own Shadow Man
    • Oliver Townend with Angela Hislop’s Cooley Master Class (subject to successfully completing a confirmation event)

    The announcement from British Equestrian adds that “selection decisions are subject to the athlete and horse maintaining fitness and performance, and this list may be amended at any point up to 21 June 2021”.

    The selected British Olympic eventing team of four pairs who will travel to Tokyo, plus reserves, will be announced on 28 June.

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