Great excitement as Home Pony International Teams competition added at Blair Castle
After the disappointment of not being able a send a team to the FEI Eventing European Championship for Ponies in Strzegom, Poland this summer, we are delighted to announce that the organisers of the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials will kindly host a Home Pony International Team Competition against pony teams from Ireland.
The competition will take place throughout the weekend of the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials (27-29 August) around the 1* track.
The following pony/rider combinations have been selected to compete for the GB Pony Squad for the Home Pony International competition:
- Elizabeth Barratt – Noble Superman
- Lucy Bagley - Glencarrig Dolphin
- Charlotte Cooke - Liscannor Tulira / res Midnight Dancer
- Annabel Finston - Cuffesgrange Little Ric
- Ivy Fisher – Smokey Diamond res Muckarim Evan
- Erin Jennings – Night Fury
- Olive Nicholls – Kingston David
- Grace Partridge - Master Macky
- Maisie Spratt - Sycamore Lad
- Alice Salwey – Upton’s Deli Carousel
- Gemma Watts - Renkum Bombadier
- Emily Weeks – Island Boy
The riders have been selected based on their performances throughout the season, including at the British Pony Championships at Belsay and the Pony Trial at Barbury Castle.
A number of our Senior Team riders started off competing in Pony Teams, so this is an ideal opportunity for them to gain some invaluable experience for the future.
Entries are now open for all classes at Blair Castle, ahead of the Ballot Date on 3 August 2021.
For the Land Rover Blair Castle International, click here.
For the Scottish Grassroots Eventing Festival at Blair Castle, click here.
For more information on all the fantastic classes taking place throughout the week (26-29 August), from grassroots to our top riders, click here.