Scott Brash heads British team in Dublin

  • World number one Scott Brash heads the British showjumping team for the Dublin leg of the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup tomorrow (Friday 8 August).

    The riders will be jumping in the eighth leg of the Nations Cup — the last of four competitions in the series in which Britain can collect league points to secure a place in the final and next year’s series.

    Scott, with Hello Sanctos, is joined by world number two Ben Maher (Cella), Joe Clee (Utamaro d’Ecaussines) and Spencer Roe (Wondery Why).

    But the pressure is on as Great Britain remains in the relegation zone after finishing equal sixth in the penultimate leg at Hickstead last week (Friday 2 August).

    This leaves Britain ninth in the overall standings with only the top eight teams from the 10 countries in the Western European division one heading to the final in Barcelona in October.

    “We haven’t performed well enough,” said British chef d’equipe Rob Hoekstra last week. “But our guys for Dublin cope well under pressure.”

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