Running order announced for GB Dressage team

Running order announced for GB Dressage team

The running order of Great Britain’s dressage team for team competition at the ECCO FEI European Championships has now been confirmed.

The team were drawn second to go and the order of riders will be: Gareth Hughes (DV Stenjkers Nadonna), Michael Eilberg (Half Moon Delphi), Carl Hester (Uthopia) and Charlotte Dujardin (Valegro).

The team competition, which gets underway today with the first round of the team test, sees both Gareth and Michael take to the arena to make their senior Championship team debuts.

World Class Dressage Programme Manager, Richard Waygood, commented; “This year is very exciting, it’s a great opportunity for Michael and Gareth at their first senior Championships. I’m very pleased with how the horses are going, we’ve been drawn early but we’ve not got to worry about everyone else, just ourselves and we can’t wait to get the competition underway.”

Gareth Hughes, who was called up after the withdrawal of Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris, commented; “The build ups been really good – but very short! It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, as just 24 hours after I heard we were going we had left the UK but we’re here and it’s really great.”

All the British horses, across the three disciplines (dressage, jumping and para-equestrian dressage), passed the trot up out in Herning.

Times, once confirmed, will be available to view via the Herning website: http://european-herning.dk/GB/Program/Dressage.aspx