Endurance GB is pleased to announce the team selected for the 2013 FEI World Endurance Championships for Young Riders and Juniors. The following combinations have been selected to represent Great Britain in the Championships, to be held at Tarbes, France on 26th – 27th July 2013.
In alphabetical order:
- Kate Atkinson and Oakthwaite Samara
- Brett Corcoran and Bashir Shamyr
- Lauren Mills and Oakleaze Farm Czarko
- Dace Sainsbury and Ballota
- Andrew Theodorou and Jamal
- Penny Amond and Rosies Brown Sugar
The team was announced after a very successful Team Selection Trial on Sunday, 16th June 2013 at Wimpole in Cambridgeshire. Chairman of Selectors, Di Latham, said on behalf of the selectors and management team, “We were delighted that the riders and their crews all set a high standard with their turnout and presentation; all combinations achieving their objectives for the day, whilst working towards the ultimate goal of the Championship”.
“This is a strong Team, who have all worked extremely hard, and we are confident that they will produce their horses at peak fitness to be competitive against the best in the World”. Chef d’Equipe, Helen Boston says, “The championship course at Tarbes, France, will provide a testing course for the 120km race, due to its location being in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The temperatures at that time of year could also prove difficult as we are expecting them to reach 35 degrees. After working with the team for a number of years, and seeing how all of them turned out and performed at Wimpole yesterday, I am confident that they will prepare themselves and their horses so that once again Great Britain can prove that it is a force to be reckoned with on the Young Rider World Endurance stage, and I am very much looking forward to working with them and the rest of the team management”.
The 2013 FEI World Endurance Championships for Young Riders and Juniors will be held at Tarbes, France on 26th – 27th July 2013. All the news and behind the scenes views in the run up to and during the European Championships can be found on both Endurance GB’s and Equestrian Team GBR’s websites visit www.endurancegb.co.uk and www.equestrianteamgbr.co.uk for more details. For more information on the sport of endurance in Britain, visit www.endurancegb.co.uk