GB endurance team for World Equestrian Games announced

  • The British endurance team heading to Kentucky for the World Equestrian Games has been confirmed.

    Alice Beet, Beccy Broughton-Booker, Ros Clapp, Janice Cockley-Adams and Christine Yeoman will represent Great Britain at WEG (25 September-10 October)

    And the non-travelling reserves will be Charlotte Bryd, Karen Jones, Sarah Rogerson and David Yeoman.

    The team horses are yet to be announced.

    “We are confident that we have a strong team, with a vast amount of experience at international and championship level, capable of competing against the best in the world for medals,” said chairman of selectors, Di Latham.

    Team member, Christine Yeoman, who was on the squad for WEG at Aachen, said: “I am really proud to be part of what I believe is an exceptionally good team. There is a very strong chance of bringing back a medal this time.”

    And Beccy Broughton-Booker added: “It is always an honour to represent Great Britain and it’s why I compete. We have got a tough job to do but the team is more than capable of going out there and getting the job done. I imagine the country will be grassy and fairly flat, so the race pace will be fast. We will have to pull together as a team and use our professionalism.”

    Along with reining, driving and vaulting, the endurance team receives little funding, and high fundraising targets are still to be met.

    “The response from the endurance fraternity to the fundraising cause has been phenomenal — please keep it coming and thank you to everyone who has donated”, said Di Latham.

    For more information visit: www.endurancegb.co.uk

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