Endurance squad on track for WEG

  • Pressure for places on the British endurance squad hots up as the World Equestrian Games loom large

    Twenty-nine endurance riders are still in contention for a place on the six-strong British squad for the World Equestrian Games in Jerez (10-22 September).

    The final selection of 12 riders, six for the squad and six reserves, will be made after the Lindum Spirit ride (24-28 July).

    Chairman of selectors Stevie Martin said: “We’ll be making our selection on the Saturday night there and telling each rider in person on the Sunday.”

    The present long-list comprises:

    • Jill Thomas (Tarafiya)
    • Jenny Jackson (Burning Best)
    • Rachael Ingvaldson (Hannah)
    • Sarah Tyson (Valtnor Park Armistice/Diamond Dynasty)
    • Katie Smith (Shahtamah)
    • Meriel Moon (Gedenski and Yamavar)
    • Liz Booth (Youscha)
    • Jane James (Rowangay Garnet)
    • Graham Hartley (Steel Tobias)
    • Lisa Franks (I’m Pollyanna)
    • Sally Hall (Bob’s Your Uncle)
    • Pam James (Selim De Ducor)
    • Jim Lane (Safaniya and Murtada)
    • Derek Francis (Vermicelli and Simbar)
    • Rachael Rolfe (Taras Dream)
    • Beccy Broughton (Murmansk)
    • Nicky Freud (Blue)
    • Jayme Bone (Krugar)
    • Julie Maden (Bengal)
    • Catriona Moon (Wotan Roseate Tern and Wotan Rose Caili)
    • Sarah Kelleway (Doaves Du Pin and Ibn Aswana)
    • Audrey Clarke (Silver Mercury)

    The intermediate squad heading to Belgium on 27 July will include the on-form Jo Chisholm with Grey Medlar, Tricia Hirst with Rohay Evagline, Christine Yeoman and Eleazar De Landes, Donna Taylor with Radmaan, Lesley Dunn on Chatanz, and Evelyn Helme with Zorro Nazeero.

    The junior team, which will be competing at the Wicklow Hills Festival, will be announced after Cirencester (14 July).

    Read the full story in this week’s Horse & Hound (4 July), or click here to subscribe and enjoy Horse & Hound delivered to your door every week.

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