British WEG showjumping team

By: Horse Deals

British WEG showjumping team
British WEG showjumping team
British Showjumping has announced their selection for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.

The selected squad are:

• Scott Brash riding Stanley Brash’s Intertoy Z
• Tina Fletcher riding Lady Pauline Harris’s Hallo Sailor
• David McPherson riding his own Chamberlain Z
• Michael Whitaker riding Beatrice Mertens GIG Amai II

The non-travelling reserve is Robert Smith (Talan).

World Class showjumping Performance Manager, Rob Hoekstra said: "My target this year was to remain in the Top Level Nations Cup series for 2011, which we have now achieved; this fits with the overall build up to London 2012 which is primary to all we do. Results have been exciting and we have seen a number of new horses and riders producing excellent performances in the Nations Cup.

"The Team for WEG is very much part of the development of the squad for 2012 and we have selected horses that have performed well in the Meydan FEI Nations Cup. Michael will be the experienced hand in the team; Scott and Tina will benefit enormously from experiencing their first Championship, while David has Championship experience but takes an inexperienced horse. It is an exciting Team for the future and part of the road to 2012."