British squad announced for Nations Cup first leg in Fontainebleau

  • The squad that will represent Britain in the first leg of the FEI Nations Cup Series in Fontainebleau, France (20-23 March) has been selected.

    The 4 team members have been named as:

    • Nick Gauntlett (Grand Manouvre, owned by Diana Chappell)
    • Emily Llewellyn (Greenlawn Sky High, owned by Cindy Llewellyn and Nicolette Gidley Wright or Junior II, owned by Cindy Llewellyn)
    •  Gemma Tattersall (Chico Bella P, owned by Christopher Stone)
    •  Izzy Taylor (KBIS Starlet, owned by Jo Meyer and KBIS British Equestrian or KBIS Starchaser, owned by Jo Meyer and KBIS).

    The 2 reserves who will also compete at Fontainebleau are:

    • David Doel (Koyuna Sun Magic, owned by David along with Maggie Doel and Jane James)
    • Lucy Wiegersma (Mr Chunky, owned by Lucy with Huw Lloyd, Mr Christopher and Sarita Perkins)

    Last year Britain used the series to try and give up and coming riders team experience. The strategy paid off and Britain won the series.

    Yogi Breisner said: “The primary purpose of campaigning the CICO Nations Cup series is to give riders who have not been regular members of senior championship teams experience of working and competing within a team environment and to get them out competing against the best continental riders”.

    Look through our gallery to find out more about the selected riders and other members of the 18 man squad that are tasked with defending Britain’s title at this year’s FEI Nations Cup Series.

     A full report from Fontainebleau will be in Horse & Hound magazine (27 March)

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