Celebrate Team GB riders’ amazing year at Olympia Horse Show tonight

  • Visitors to Olympia tonight (16 December) can cheer on the British Equestrian Team 2010 medal winners.

    Olympia’s Thursday night audience will show their support for Team GB’s medal winners in eventing, dressage, vaulting and para-equestrian dressage from the Alltech World Equestrian Games (WEG).

    Joining them will also be Team GB’s young riders including the European Eventing Pony Team, European Eventing Young Rider Team, and the European Showjumping Children on Horses Team.

    Will Connell, World Class performance director said: “It has been a phenomenal year for our equestrian stars.

    “Not only did Team GB manage 19 medals at WEG in Kentucky, but our young riders have also enjoyed great success in Europe.

    “We should all be extremely proud of their achievements and there’s no better place than Olympia for everyone to celebrate their success.”

    The medal parade will take place around 8:10pm on Thursday evening.

    The full list of riders in the British Equestrian Team 2010 Medal Winners’ Parade are:

    World eventing team: Tina Cook, William Fox-Pitt, Mary King, Nicola Wilson, Yogi Breisner (chef d’equip)
    European eventing young rider team: Laura Collett, Emily Llewellyn, Tom McEwen, Emily Parker, Alex Colquhoun (chef d’equip)
    European eventing pony team: Sophie Beaty, Alfie Bradstock, Sam Ecroyd, Grace Walker, Ginnie Keen (chef d’equip)
    European eventing junior individual: Tim Rogers, Gill Watson

    World dressage team: Laura Bechtolsheimer, Fiona Bigwood, Maria Eilberg, Carl Hester, Richard Waygood (chef d’equip)
    World Para-Equestrian dressage individual/individual freestyle: Ricky Balshaw, Sophie Christiansen, Anne Dunham, Lee Pearson, Jo Pitt, Emma Sheardown, Sophie Wells, David Hunter (chef d’equipe)

    European showjumping children on horses team: Millie Allen, Christie Pritchard, Katie Robertson, Jake Saywell, Corinne Bracken (chef d’equip)
    Youth Olympic Games European showjumping team: Carian Scudamore

    World vaulting individual female/open European vaulting Pas de Deux: Joanne Eccles, Hannah Eccles, John Eccles, Lucy Bell (chef d’equip)

    For more information, go to www.olympiahorseshow.com

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