July 21, England ~The British team was announced following a successful team training weekend. “We are confident that this is a strong Team who will rise to the challenge ahead to bring home a Team medal,” said Chairman of Selectors Di Latham.
The team, in alphabetical order:
Alice Beet and Adara Sauveterre
Tricia Hirst and Madjin des Pins
Karen Jones and Macadamia
Catriona Moon and Leila
Christine Yeoman and Richshakfy
David Yeoman and Haszar
The non-travelling reserves, in alphabetical order, will be ranked in priority after August 14.
Rachael Atkinson and Vanash
Sally Hall and Barn Owl
Annie Joppe and Dilmun
Nicky Sherry and Shimmering Blue Jasmine
Chef d’Equipe Annabelle Scofield said it was a top class team of riders who had all have competed successfully in international rides. “Their horses have all proved that they are capable of the challenging terrain they will meet at Florac and the team will have every chance of delivering a very competitive performance. They have all worked really hard over a number of years as members of the British team squad, to produce well trained and very fit horses.”
The 2011 FEI European Endurance Championships will be held on September 10.