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British Equestrian announces definite entries for FEI Para Dressage World Championship

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20th July 2022

British Equestrian and the British Dressage para selectors can today confirm the four horse and rider combinations, plus reserves, that will form their list of definite entries ahead of the FEI Para Dressage World Championship, set to take place in Herning, Denmark, from 6–14 August this year.

 

Selected entries, listed by grade then in alphabetical order by athlete surname:

 

Grade 2:

  • Sir Lee Pearson (48) from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with his own Breezer (bay, gelding, 16.1hh, 11yrs, s. Bacardi, Breeder: Lee Pearson GBR)

  • Georgia Wilson (26), from Abergele, North Wales, with Geoff and Julie Wilson and her own Sakura (chestnut, mare, 16hh, 8yrs, Breeder: G Eilberg GBR)

 

Grade 3:

  • Natasha Baker (32) from Uxbridge, Middlesex, with Joanna Jensen, Christian Landolt, Phil and Lorraine Baker, and her own Keystone Dawn Chorus (bay, mare, 16.1hh, 11yrs, s. Dimaggio, Breeder: S. Lavendera GBR)

 

Grade 5:

  • Sophie Wells (32), from Harby, Lincolnshire, with Rowland Kinch’s Don Cara M (dark bay, gelding, 16.3hh, 13yrs, Breeder: H. M. Melis NED).

 

Sophie Wells has also been selected with a direct reserve ride, Charlotte Hogg’s Jillz Geuzenhof (bay, gelding, 17.1hh, 8yrs, Breeder: S Maakenschijn NED).

The two grooms who will travel to Herning as part of the para dressage squad are Beth Revill and Sue Keates Robinson.

Three reserve combinations have also been chosen, listed in order of selection:

  1. Charlotte Cundall (37), from Malton, North Yorkshire, with The Veyron Partnership’s FJ Veyron (liver chestnut, gelding, 17.2hh, 12yrs, s: Vivaldi, Breeder: Active Equestrian GBR)

  2. Gabriella Blake (29), from Newark, Lincolnshire with her own Strong Beau (grey, gelding, 13yrs, s: Blackthorn, Breeder: Ms S. Amos GBR)

  3. Nicola Naylor (61), from Ashford, Kent, with Einagriz Horses SRL’s Humberto L (bay, gelding, 16.2hh, 10yrs, Cachet L x Haarlem, Breeder: J. Lamers NED)

 

Selection decisions are subject to the athlete and horse maintaining fitness and performance, and this list may be amended at any point up to 25th July 2022.

The funding that the British Equestrian World Class Programme receives from the National Lottery and UK Sport is pivotal in preparing our teams for senior championships and supporting them on the ground.

British Equestrian is also extremely grateful for the support we enjoy from our partners – Bates Saddles, Dodson & Horrell, Fairfax & Favor, Haygain, NAF and Toggi – and team suppliers – Equi-Trek Horseware, Lotus Romeo, Marksway Horsehage and Point Two. We’re indebted for the year-round support they provide to the World Class Programme and British teams, which helps us to best prepare for senior championships.