Last minute changes to British team at Boekelo Nations Cup

  • Nicola Wilson was the first British team member into the arena this morning (Thursday, 8 October) at the final leg of the 2015 FEI Nations Cup Eventing series.

    Nicola, riding Ramscove Ltd’s Kiltealy Brief, was today revealed as the fourth member of the team competing at the event in Boekelo, The Netherlands (8-11 October).

    Her dressage mark of 49.8 has leaves her in 22nd place at the end of the first day.

    Izzy Taylor has also had to withdraw her original team ride, KBIS Starburst, due to a minor knock while travelling to the event.

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    She will now be riding Briarlands Birdsong, owned by Bridget Lyne, and is due to ride her dressage test just after 11am tomorrow morning (Friday, 9 October).

    Joining the pair on the team is Emily Parker with Cindy Onslow’s Diamond Sundance and Dani Evans riding Smart Time, owned by Luana Edge.

    “The primary purpose of campaigning the 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,” said Team GBR’s eventing performance manager Yogi Breisner.

    Emily is currently the highest-placed British team rider in 12th on a score of 46.5. Dani will be last to go for the team at 3.13pm tomorrow afternoon (Friday, 9 October).

    Britain is in first place in the series going into this final event — nine points ahead of second-placed Germany with Australia in third.

    The results from Boekelo will also be the decider of this year’s Fairfax Britannia League.

    This league is for riders that are competing at British CIC3* and CCI3* competitions, as well as Nations Cups, who have not represented Team GBR at Olympic, European or World Equestrian Games.

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