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GB’s Nations Cup team announced for Rotterdam on Friday

Two British riders will make their Meydan FEI Nations Cup debuts this Friday, in the fourth round of the competition in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.

World Class performance manager Rob Hoekstra has mixed old hands with younger talent for the next leg of the series, in which Team GB is sitting in second place so far.

  • John Whitaker will ride Rebecca Stones’ 13-year-old bay stallion, Peppermill for the pairing’s third team appearance of the competition, having jumped clear rounds in two of the previous legs, in Rome and St Gallen
  • Peter Charles will partner Olga White’s 11-year-old bay gelding, Murka’s Pom d’Ami. This combination has also featured on all three British teams in the series so far, producing three clear rounds including a double clear at La Baule.
  • David McPherson will ride his own nine-year-old grey gelding Chamberlain Z. Rotterdam will be this combination’s Nations Cup debut for Team GB.
  • Scott Brash and his father Stanley’s 11-year-old bay gelding Intertoy Z, will be hoping to emulate their Meydan FEI Nations Cup debut in round one in La Baule, where they jumped a perfect second round clear.
  • Gemma Paternoster will ride her 2006 European Young Rider Champion, the 14-year-old bay gelding Osiris. Gemma and Osiris make their nations cup debut at Rotterdam.
  • France is currently in the top place in the league, following three wins out of a possible three, with Germany in third.

    The Rotterdam Nations Cup takes place on Friday 18 June at 2:30pm BST.

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