British team for Windsor European show jumping championships

  • An experienced squad will represent Great Britain at the 2009 Alltech FEI European Show Jumping Championships (25 – 31 August).

    They are Geoff Billington and Rosinus, Peter Charles and Murkas Pom d’Ami, Ben Maher and Robin Hood W, Robert Smith with Vangelis S and Tim Stockdale and Fresh Direct Corlato.

    Team manager Derek Ricketts said: “We are all looking forward to competing on home soil at this year’s European championships.

    “Windsor is a top class venue and I am sure that we will see some world class show jumping over the five days of competition.”

    The team boasts all four of the riders who gained a joint second place in the final competition of this year’s Nations Cup competition, putting Team GB into eight place overall.

    But a decision still has to be made by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) as to whether Team GB or the Belgians will stay in the league for next year.

    Geoff Billington said: “I was a member of the British Team when the championships were held at Hickstead ten years ago, so to make the squad again for the home championships at Windsor, is absolutely fantastic.”

    And Tim Stockdale added: “To have such a prestigious competition on home soil is amazing and I am looking forward to being part of it and competing in front of a home crowd”.

    Tickets for the Alltech FEI European Jumping and Dressage Championships 2009 are available on 0871 230 1087 or at www.alltechwindsoreuropeans.com

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