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British Eventing confirm inclusion of team at CCI3* European Cup in 2025

British eventing is delighted to announce that, after missing last year, it will once again be sending a team to compete in the FEI CCI3* European Cup, a championship aimed at CCI3*-S level riders.  

The Championship takes place every two years, at rotating venues across Europe, giving international riders the chance to compete in a unique team format. It will be a major fixture in the 2025 Calendar and one that British team selectors will also be present at, making it all the more important to those combinations hoping to catch their eye. Historically, this programme has produced some top-level riders within the sport including the previous World Champion Ros Canter.  

Taking on the role of Chef de Mission is General Manager at Wellington Riding and international rider David Sheerin who will be supported by 5* event rider and eventing coach Kylie Roddy as Chef d’Equipe. The pair will be working together to deliver training and support to selected riders in the lead up to the championships.  

The team competition format is unusual as it sees all the team riders perform their dressage test together in the arena, at the same time, under the command of the Chef d’Equipe. There is also an opportunity for the selection of two individual combinations to join the squad, making a total of eight places on the British squad.  

British Eventing’s CEO, Rosie Williams said of the Championship: “It is great to see British riders making a return to an exciting Championships, and I’m sure it will be warmly welcomed by all those competing at this level, giving them something to aim for next season. The distinctive competition format will make for thrilling watching while also giving our 3* riders a platform in which to showcase their talent to selectors.  

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank both David Sheerin and Kylie Roddy for seeing the value in the Championship and supporting both British Eventing and our members in this way.”  

Richard Waygood, World Class Performance Manager for British Eventing and former Chef d’ Equipe/Coach of the 3* Team, said: “There is always a benefit for up-and-coming combinations to have the opportunity to participate in team events internationally. It not only gives riders and horses the experience of international events and a team environment, but it is also a great opportunity to assess the calibre of riders at 3* level and offer those riders any support they may require to help them develop.”  

David Sheerin said: “We aim to work with riders to enhance their partnership with their horse who can then form a team for the championships in 2025. Selection and training days will begin in May with a programme that leads up to the competition the following season. I would like to also thank Peter Buist, a previous Chef De Mission for his support and knowledge of this competition.”  

Full information on the competition, the format, selection criteria and expression of interest can be found here  

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