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Young English drivers take bronze at the Junior World Trophy

Young English drivers were celebrating last weekend after winning team bronze at the unaffiliated Junior World Trophy in Austria (23-27 July).

Thirteen teams from 12 nations took part in the competition. Belgium took gold and Austria South silver.

The England team, trained by Anna Grayston, was made up of Mark Bell (18), Katie Bell (16), Charlotte Snow (16), Michael Hodgson (12), James Gambs (16), Frank Campbell (17), Claire Campbell (13) and Rosanna Walter-Symons (17).

Mark Bell also won individual gold (17-18 years category) while his sister Katie took individual bronze (15-16 years category).

Chef d’equipe Sara Howe told H&H: “I’m very proud of them. It’s an honour to be their chef d’equipe. There have been ups and downs but they performed very well. They’ve been training for a year and a half and their standard is very high. We’ve had a most enjoyable trip and all the ponies travelled extremely well.”

A full report on the Junior World Trophy will be in 7 August issue of H&H.

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