Carian Scudamore to represent Team GB at Youth Olympic Games

  • Seventeen-year-old Carian Scudamore is to represent Team GB in showjumping at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore (14-26 August).

    The Welsh rider is the current Junior European Champion and is currently in Jardy, France, defending her title.

    “As soon as I get home I will be turning all my attention to Singapore,” said Carian. “I can’t believe that I can going to the Games.”

    Carian will compete individually and as part of an European team but her 11-year-old chestnut gelding Larino 0087 will be staying at home as the YOG showjumping is done on borrowed horses.

    Riders will view and draw their mounts on 13 August.

    The 38 horses for the equestrian events arrived safely in Singapore at 11.50am local time today.

    After an eight-hour flight from Brisbane, Australia all the horses are reported to be in good health and have now been transported to their temporary home, the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre.

    The geldings and mares are aged between five and 12 years old, and the majority of them are thoroughbred or quality warmbloods and warmblood crosses.

    The horses were bought in Australia and New Zealand and were selected on their ability to jump a course of 1.20 metre fences.

    They will be sold into the developing Singapore market after the Games.

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