British Young Rider Eventing shortlist confirmed

British Young Rider Eventing shortlist confirmed

The selectors of the Askham Bryan Young Riders have today confirmed the short-listed squad of six horses and riders as well as reserves who will represent Britain at the 2015 FEI European Championships for Young Riders in Strzegom (Poland, 27 – 30 August 2015).

From the squad of six, a team of four riders will be selected to ride as a team and the remaining two will represent Britain as individuals.

The squad is as follows in alphabetical order:

  • Sophie Beaty 19, from Northamptonshire with Stanly, 16 year old bay gelding by Iroko and owned by Alison Booth and rider. Sophie also has a reserve ride in Pink Gin who is a 14 year old chestnut roan gelding by Ghareeb and owned by Mr Stuart Beaty.
  • Katie Bleloch 19, from Warwickshire riding her own Bulano, nine year old bay gelding by Colandro.
  • Will Furlong 20, from East Sussex with Livingstone II, 12 year old dark brown gelding by Lavall II and owned by rider.
  • Ella Hitchman 19, from Gloucestershire with Rocky Rockstar, 12 year old grey gelding by Rockland and owned by rider.
  • Bella Innes Ker 20, from Roxburghshire with Carolyn, 11 year old bay mare by Connery and owned by the Duchess of Roxburghshire.
  • Emily King 19, from Devon with Loxley, 11 year old chestnut gelding of unknown breeding and owned by Michelle Clough. Emily has a reserve ride in Brookleigh a 13 year old gelding by Rockwell owned by Mrs Jane Del Missier.

The two reserves are: Laura Normand (21 from Surrey) riding her own Dutch-bred 13 year old bay gelding Vardigo owned by Anthony Normand and Katherine Lindsay (18, from Fife) with Cooley Ramiro, 8 year old bay gelding by Ramiro B and owned by Lady Balniel.


Photo credit: Alex Colquhoun