Shortlist for eventing Pony Europeans

By: Horse Deals

Shortlist for eventing Pony Europeans
Shortlist for eventing Pony Europeans

Following a final trial at Barbury Castle in the open novice section, the Charles Owen British pony squad has been announced for the 2012 FEI Pony Europeans in Fontainebleau on 17-22 July.

Chairman of the selectors of the pony team, Sarah Hancox commented on the all-girl team: "We were delighted with the way the girls rode at Barbury with all of the ponies looking on great form. The riders gelled well with each other, plus their families were all very supportive of them as a group which is so important for riders of this age.

"We very much look forward to going to Fontainebleau; it is a great purpose-built championship location with excellent facilities."

The squad comprises six combinations where four will represent Britain as a team and the remaining two riders will represent Britain as individuals; the team of four will be named following the initial veterinary inspection at Fontainebleau.

The 2012 British Pony Squad are:

- Charlotte Bacon and her own Three Wells Breeze

- Janou Bleekman and Team Bleekman's Cregaan Scenic

- Yasmine Ingham and her own Craig Mor Tom

- Annie Keir and Belinda Keir's Hotshots

- Louisa Nesbitt and her own Carrowmore Gemstone

- Madeleine Taylor and her own Bandalera

The non-traveling reserves are:

- Laura Birley riding her own Ottava Rima

- Tilly Williams riding Katie Williams' Wye Valley Fabristeard

- Diana Bevan riding her own A Touch of Spice

- Janou Bleekman riding Team Bleekman's Toberpatrick Larry