Whilst Britain took the team silver in Greenwich, there was a total of ten BE Members on the Team medal podium who are all based in what is arguably the home of Eventing; Great Britain.
The bronze medal winning New Zealand team was entirely made-up of BE Members: Mark Todd (56, Thatcham, Berkshire), Andrew Nicholson (51, based in Marlborough, Wiltshire), Caroline Powell (39, Kelso from the Scottish borders), Jonathan ‘Jock’ Paget (28, based in Dunsfold, Surrey) and Jonelle Richards (31, Marlborough, Wiltshire).
The top twenty individual placings after the second round of show jumping were also dominated by international competitors based around the UK as well as several British team members:
4th – NZ Andrew Nicholson riding Nereo
5th – GB Mary King (51, from Salcombe Regis, Devon) riding Imperial Cavalier
6th – GB Tina Cook (41, from Worthing, West Sussex) riding Miners Frolic
8th – GB Zara Phillips (31 from Stroud, Gloucestershire) riding High Kingdom
10th – NZ Jonathan Paget riding Clifton Promise
11th – ITA Vittoria Panizzon (28, based Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire) riding Borough Pennyz
12th – NZ Mark Todd (56, based Thatcham, Berkshire) riding Campino
13th – AUS Andrew Hoy (53, based near Badbury, Wiltshire) riding Rutherglen
16th – AUS Christopher Burton (56, based near Thatcham, Berkshire) riding HP Leilani
20th – SWE Ludwig Svennerstal (21, based near Harrogate, North Yorkshire)
British Eventing Chief Executive Mike Etherington-Smith commented: “We are of course extremely proud of the British team silver title but also incredibly pleased to acknowledge the success of so many of our international Members at our home Olympics.”
Full Olympic Eventing team and individual results are available on http://www.london2012.com/equestrian/eventing/
For more information on the Sport of Eventing in Great Britain, entry level eventing plus regional youth development and training programmes, please visit www.britisheventing.com