Britain’s youth riders to contest team friendly in Ireland

A squad of eleven younger riders, supported by The Howden Way programme, will travel to Millstreet in Ireland to represent Great Britain in a ‘friendly’ team competition later this month. Three teams will compete across the categories of Ponies, Juniors and Young Riders.

The aim of the trip is to give younger riders the experience of an international team competition as part of their competition development. The selected riders will also be invited to pre-competition training on 18 August at Aston-Le-Walls, prior to their departure for Ireland.

The horse and rider combinations that make up the teams are as follows:


Young Riders

Tarka Abraham, aged 20 years from New Milton in Hampshire, with the 10-year-old gelding, Vamoose, owned by Joanne Broadway

Cerys Macaulay, aged 21 years from Cheadle in Cheshire, with the 15-year-old gelding,  Drumconnick Cavalier, owned by Richard and Wendy Coney

Lottie Walsh, aged 18 years from Lancaster in Lancashire, with the 10-year-old gelding, Lakeshore, owned by the rider



Emily Callard, aged 17 years from Andover in Hampshire, with the 15-year-old gelding, Ballingowan Serenity, owned by the rider

Joshua Levett, aged 17 years from Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire, with the 13-year-old gelding, This Ones On You, owned by Elisabeth Murdoch

Beatrice Montgomerie, aged 16 years from Tetbury in Gloucestershire, with the 12-year-old gelding, Monbeg By Magic, owned by the rider

Maddison Peries, aged 18 years from Wokingham in Berkshire, with the 12-year-old gelding,  Vivero DH Z, owned by Ben Peries



Florence Ashmore, aged 16 years from Oakham in Rutland, with the 10-year-old mare, Chadenn D’Aven, owned by Project Pony or the the 10-year-old mare, Bathleyhills Golden Spray, owned by the rider

Charlotte Cooke, aged 16 years from Ingatestone in Essex, with the 12-year-old gelding, Liscannor Tulira, owned by the rider

Eliza Culloty, aged 16 years from Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, with the 8-year-old mare, Grantstown True Loves, owned by Susie Culloty or the 17-year-old gelding, A Bit Much (horse), owned by Diana Birch

Freya Weekes, aged 15 years from Aldershot in Hampshire, with the 15-year-old gelding, Leagaun Wild Boy, owned by the rider

The competition runs from 24-28 August and further information and full results once the competition is underway can be found by visiting

The Howden Way programme was announced earlier this year as the result of a significant commitment and investment by David Howden. The programme will facilitate regional training available to all members via an academy structure which will launch towards the end of the season, in addition to a Talent Academy for both riders and young horses.  For further information on The Howden Way visit here.


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