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2018 World Equestrian Games

   

The 2018 British Championship squad will compete in the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, USA, from 12th - 16th September 2018.

 

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The 2018 Championship Squad

 

In alphabetical order, the British Senior European Championship squad are;

Ros CanterRider: Rosalind Canter
Age: 32
County: Lincolnshire
Horse: Allstar B
Age: 13 Sex: Gelding Height: 17.0hh
Owner: Caroline Moore and rider

Ros and Allstar B were part of the gold medal winning European Championship team in 2017, where they also placed fifth individually. Last year they finished best of the British riders at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in fifth place and enjoyed another successful run at the CCI4* event this year, finishing in third place. Ros has a degree in Sport Science from Sheffield Hallam University and has been running her own eventing and livery yard since 2011.

 

Tina Cook and Billy the Red croppedRider: Kristina (Tina) Cook
Age: 47
County: West Sussex
Horse: Billy The Red
Age: 11 Sex: Gelding Height: 16.1hh
Owner: Elisabeth Murdoch and Keith Tyson

Experienced team member, Tina, has represented GB at World and Olympic Games and European Championships winning individual bronze at Beijing 2008 and team silver at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Last year this combination helped GB to their European team gold medal and Tina placed fourth individually. Tina was also part of the team that took the 2010 World Championship title from Kentucky, USA, and in 2009 was both the team and individual European Champion. Billy the Red and Tina have produced good results this season with a top ten at the Barbury Castle ERM CIC3* and a win in the Hartpury International CIC3*. 

 

Piggy French and Quarrycrest Echo Euros 2017Rider: Piggy French
Age: 37
County: Northamptonshire
Horse: Quarrycrest Echo
Age: 11 Sex: Gelding Height: 16.2hh
Owner: Jayne McGivern

Part of the 2017 European Championship squad, Piggy and Quarrycrest Echo make their return to the British Championship line up following good results this season, which include winning the Chatsworth International CIC3* and placing second behind team mate Tina Cook in the Hartpury International CIC3*. Piggy has been part of the British squad for the 2010 World Equestrian Games and was the individual silver medallist at the 2009 European Championships. Piggy runs an event yard in Northamptonshire with her partner Tom March, a fellow event rider, and their young son.

 

Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser Badminton 2018Rider: Tom McEwen
Age: 27
County: Gloucestershire
Horse: Toledo de Kerser 
Age: 11 Sex: Gelding Height: 16.1hh
Owner: Rider, Jane Inns and Alison McEwen

In their sixth season together, 2018 saw the pair secure a top ten finish at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in May, backing up their fourth place in the 2017 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. In 2014, as a seven year old, Toledo de Kerser was a runner up in the Young Horse World Championships with Tom in 2014 and went on to help him claim the Under 25 Championship at Bramham International in 2016. 

 

Gemma Tattersall and Arctic Soul Badminton 2016Rider: Gemma Tattersall
Age: 33
County: West Sussex
Horse: Arctic Soul
Age: 15 Sex: Gelding Height: 16.3hh 
Owner: The Soul Syndicate

This will be Gemma's fourth consecutive call-up to the senior British Championship squad, having competed for GB in the 2015 European Championships with Arctic Soul - where they finished in ninth place - the 2016 Rio Olympic Games (Quicklook V) and 2017 European Championships (Quicklook V). Gemma and Arctic Soul were the best of the British riders at the 2016 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials where they took third, in 2017 they were the British Open Champions and placed third at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, and this year they placed fourth at Badminton Horse Trials. 

 

 

 

 

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Senior Team Fast Facts

  • There are three Championships for Seniors on a four year cycle - Europeans, Olympics and World Championships
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  • The Olympics is the longest running having first hosted a Three Day Event in 1912
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  • The Europeans started in 1953 with the first World Championship in 1966
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  • Over 100 medals have been won in 98 years of competition including 55 golds
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  • Senior Riders are entitled to wear a RED Union Jack badge on thier jackets when they've represented the country
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  • Since the Olympics at Sydney in 2000, the riders have also been allocated hat numbers - similar to Cricket players - to mark their place in the history of selection