WEG British eventing team announced

By: Horse Deals

WEG British eventing team announced
WEG British eventing team announced
The British team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games has been announced.

The selected squad are:

• Tina Cook riding Nicholas and Valda Embiricos and Sarah Pelham’s Miner’s Frolic
• William Fox-Pitt riding Teresa Stopford Sackville’s Cool Mountain
• Piggy French riding Wally French and Michael Underwood’s Jakata
• Pippa Funnell riding Mr & Mrs Roger Lincoln’s Redesigned
• Mary King riding Janette Chinn and Edwin Davies’s Imperial Cavalier
• Nicola Wilson riding Rosemary Search’s Opposition Buzz

The non-travelling reserves are Daisy Berkeley (Spring Along), Sharon Hunt (Tankers Town), Oliver Townend (Ashdale Cruise Master) and Lucy Wiegersma (Woodfalls Inigo Jones).

"This team is an exciting mixture of horses with previous championship pedigree and younger horses making their championship debut," said Yogi Breisner, eventing’s World Class Performance manager.

Pippa Funnell said: "I am just completely speechless; if anyone had told me six months ago, I never would have believed them! Although the horse is young, he has always impressed me and his owners who are of course equally delighted that he has been selected.
"I know it is still 3 months away, and I know as well as anyone the ups and downs of having horses, but it's still a huge honour to be asked. It would be more than a dream come true to be riding with some of my old team mates along with Piggy and Nicola whom I have always really admired as riders."