British Team Selected for the 2019 European Pony Championships

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 09:33
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Annabella Pidgley and Cognac IX at the 2019 CDIO Compiègne :: Photo © Astrid Appels

British Dressage has announced the team that will represent Great Britain at the 2019 European Pony Championships in Strzegom, Poland, on 14 - 18 August 2019. 

British Dressage under 21 Selectors Judy Harvey, Leanne Wall and Nikki Herbert made their choice of four riders for the team

Representing Great Britain in Strzegom are:

  • Bonneville Bourne (16) -  Fin C (16yrs by Famos x Eiger III)
  • Holly Kerslake (15) - Valhallas Zorro (10yrs by Valhallas Lord Matrafal x Fjordglimts Sir Johnson)
  • Isobel Lickley (14)  - Mister Snowman (13yrsby The Braes My Mobility x Llanarth Most Triton)
  • Annabella Pidgley (14)  - Cognac IX (11yrs by FS Chamertin x Waldemar)  - reserve pony: Ine (12yrs by Constantin x Handryk)

The first reserve is Hermione Tottman (15) with Brasil (12yrs by Sandokkans Leonardo x Orchard D'avranches).

The squad of five will travel to Kent for a final Pony Pre-European Team Camp on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 August at the yard of John Parker International Horse Transport, who are travelling the ponies to Poland.

The competition at Stzegom gets underway on Wednesday 14 August with two days of Team test, where the first medals will be decided. The riders then battle it out for Individual medals over the following two days before the Freestyle honours are decided on Sunday 18 August.

Photo © Astrid Appels

Related Link
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2019 European Pony Championships