Experienced showjumpers will contest St Gallen for Team GB

  • British showjumping performance manager Rob Hoekstra has chosen another experienced team for the third competition in the 2010 Meydan FEI Nations Cup series.

    The British team for St Gallen, Switzerland this Friday (4 June) will be as at Rome last week, but with Scott Brash replacing Nick Skelton.

    The full squad is as follows:

  • John Whitaker from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire with Rebecca Stones’ thirteen year-old bay stallion Peppermill.
  • Michael Whitaker and Beatrice Mertens’ GIG Amai II, a ten year-old dark bay gelding.
  • Scott Brash will ride Intertoy Z, an eleven year-old black gelding owned by Scott’s father, Stanley Brash.
  • Peter Charles will partner Olga White’s eleven year-old bay gelding Murka’s Pom d’Ami.
  • Ben Maher will ride Robin Hood W, a twelve year-old bay gelding Ben co-owns with Mike and Emma Phillips of the Quainton Stud.
  • Following a second place in Rome (28 May) and equal third with Germany at La Baule (14 May), Great Britain is in second place on the series points table.

    France currently tops the table with maximum points with the USA in third.

    Team GB must finish in the top six in the rankings to avoid relegation to the ‘promotional league’ for a second year.

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