British eventers head to Aachen for Nations Cup

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British eventers head to Aachen for Nations Cup
British eventers head to Aachen for Nations Cup

The British team of five event riders who will be contesting the CICO3* Nations Cup competition in Aachen, Germany (27-29 June) has been announced.

The selected squad is:

• Tina Cook riding Mr and Mrs Nicholas Embiricos and Sarah Pelham’s Miners Frolic

• Tom McEwen riding his own and Jess Meed’s Dry Old Party

• Nicky Roncoroni riding her own Trig Point

• Gemma Tattersall riding Christopher Stone’s Chico Bella P

• Izzy Taylor riding Guy Avis’ KBIS Briarlands Matilda

World Class eventing performance manager, Yogi Breisner commented on the changes to the original squad announced earlier this month: "We are delighted that we can bring in such a strong pair of contenders to the squad. Nicky Roncoroni (Trig Point) who followed up a successful CCI4* debut at Pau last year with a double clear at Badminton last month and Gemma Tattersall (Chico Bella P) who has shown very good form so far this spring at Houghton and Bramham."

Aachen is one of the competitions in the FEI Nations Cup series.

"We are using this series to give riders with little or no team experience the opportunity to ride in a team, and therefore gain valuable experience that will stand them in good stead should they represent Britain in the future," said Yogi Breisner.

"Aachen is also a high profile individual competition and has been used by some of our more experienced horse/rider combinations as a useful run in the build-up to important competitions in the autumn. As such, it could have a bearing on selection for this year's European Championship, the same as other competitions on the same level such as Barbury, Bramham, Tattersalls, Saumur, Badminton and Lexington. This year at Aachen we have a blend of experience and youth in the team."

The remaining 2013 Nations Cup eventing competitions are:

CICO 3* Montelibretti (ITA) 21 - 23 September 2013

CICO 3* Waregem (BEL) 26 - 29 September 2013

CCIO 3* Boekelo (NED) 11 - 14 October 2013

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