Posted on 11th July 2019

First day of Dressage complete for the NAF Junior European Squad

The NAF Junior European squad kicked off their European Championship campaign in Maarsbergen, Holland today with the team lying in sixth position over night.

The four riders selected to run as the GB team are Georgia Bartlett, Elicia Miller, Saffie Osborne and Leilia Paske, with Alice Casburn riding individually.

Two GB riders took to the stage today, with three left to go tomorrow. First out for the team was Elicia Miller with her own A Sunny Bay, whose test of 38.4, sits her in 26th place after the first day of dressage. 

Team mate Leila Paske and the Paske Sydicate’s Billy McFee were second to go at 1.11pm, producing a smart test of 29.0 to sit them in third place after the first day of dressage.

View the full results HERE


The dressage phase continues tomorrow and the Naf Junior European Squad’s times are as follows:

Friday 12th July (BST)

10:04   Saffie Osborne riding Lord and Lady Blyth’s Lakantus *

11:47   Alice Casburn on Caroline Casburn’s 17hh 11 year old gelding, Topspin II

13:59   Georgia Bartlett on her own Spano de Nazca *

For a list of full times click HERE.

Keep up to date with the livestream action on the Maarsbergen Horse Trials website HERE.

The British Junior squad are kindly sponsored by NAF; NAF is one of the UK’s largest and most established manufacturers of equine supplements; their products are used and highly respected by many event riders which is reflected in them also being the trusted Official Suppliers to the British Equestrian Teams promoting Clean Sport as one of their key company values.

Through their sponsorship NAF are supporting the next generation of British team riders via the Junior Programme, which helps recognise combinations for the NAF Junior team heading for the European Championships, and those aiming for the NAF National Junior Championships – which took place at Rockingham on the 17th & 18th May 2019.

More information on the NAF Junior Programme can be found HERE.

* Denotes team rider