British Equestrian announces nominated entries for FEI Eventing World Championship

British Equestrian and the British Eventing selectors can today confirm the 15 horse and rider combinations that will form their list of nominated entries ahead of the FEI Eventing World Championship, set to take place in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy from 14–18 September this year.

Nominated entries, listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname:

  • Sarah Bullimore(49) based in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, with the Kew Jumping Syndicate, Brett Bullimore and her own Corouet (chestnut, gelding, 11yrs, 15.2hh, Balou du Rouet x Lovis Corinth, Breeder: Sarah Bullimore GBR)
  • Rosalind Canter (36) based in Hallington, Lincolnshire, with Caroline Moore and her own Allstar B(bay, gelding, 17yrs, 17hh, Ephebe For Ever x Erkstein, Breeder: FAJ Van der Burg NED), Michele Saul’s Lordships Graffalo (bay, gelding, 10yrs, 17hh, Grafenstolz x Rock King, Breeder: Lordships Stud Writtle College GBR) and Kate James and Annie Mackin’s Pencos Crown Jewel (bay, mare, 13yrs, 16.1hh, Jumbo x Rock King, Breeder: Mrs Pennie Wallace GBR)
  • Kirsty Chabert (33) based in Salisbury, Wiltshire, with John Johnston and Carole Somers’ Classic IV (bay, mare, 13yrs, 16.1hh, s. Calvaro FC, Breeder: P. Charles GBR)
  • Laura Collett(32) based in Salperton, Gloucestershire, with Karen Bartlett, Keith Scott and her own London 52 (bay, gelding, 13yrs, 16.3hh, Landos x Quinar, Breeder: Ocke Riewerts GER)
  • William Fox- Pitt (53) based in Sturminster Newton, Dorset, with Jennifer Dowling and his own Little Fire(bay, gelding, 13yrs, 17hh, Graf Top x Heraldik, Breeder: Dr. Volker Steinkraus GER)
  • Pippa Funnell(53) based in Dorking, Surrey, with Marek Sebestak and her own Majas Hope (bay, gelding, 15yrs, 16.1hh, Porter Rhodes x Flagmount King, Breeder: Jack Murphy IRL)
  • Yasmin Ingham (25) based in Nantwich, Cheshire, originally from the Isle of Man, with Janette Chinn and Sue Davies’ Banzai Du Loir (chestnut, gelding, 11yrs, 16.2hh, Nouma D’Auzay x Livarot, Breeder: Pierre Gouye FRA)
  • Kitty King(39) based in Chippenham, Wiltshire, with Diana Bown, Sally Eyre, Samantha Wilson and Sally Lloyd-Baker’s Vendredi Biats (grey, gelding, 13yrs, 16.2hh, Winningmood x Camelia de Ruelles, Breeder: Phillipe Brivois FRA)
  • Piggy March(41) based in Maidwell, Northamptonshire, with Trevor Dickens’ Vanir Kamira (bay, mare, 17yrs, 16.2hh, Camira de Haar Z x Dixi, Breeder: Kathryn Jackson IRL)
  • Tom McEwen(31) based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, with Fred and Penny Barker, Jane Coppell and Alison McEwen’s Toledo de Kerser (bay, gelding, 15yrs, 16.1hh, Diamant de Semilly x Papillon Rouge, Breeder: Kerstin Drevet FRA)
  • Izzy Taylor (39) based in Bicester, Oxfordshire, with Mark Sartori and her own Monkeying Around (bay, gelding, 11yrs, 16.2hh, Bertoli W x Donnerhall II, Breeder: Christian Heinrich GER)
  • Oliver Townend(39) based in Ellesmere, Shropshire, with Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s Ballaghmor Class (grey, gelding, 14yrs, 16.2hh, s. Courage II, Breeder: Noel Hicky IRL) and Paul and Diana Ridgeon’s Swallow Springs (grey, gelding, 14yrs, 16.2hh, Chillout x Cult Hero, Breeder: Maria Keating IRL)

The following 10 reserve combinations have also been selected, listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname:

  • Kirsty Chabert (33) based in Salisbury, Wiltshire, with The Daisy Chain and her own Opposition Loire (brown, mare, 11yrs, 16.3hh, Opposition Heracles x Carnival Drum, Breeder: Mr J. Johnson GBR)
  • Laura Collett(32) based in Salperton, Gloucestershire, with Diana Chappell, Gillian Morris-Adams, Alison and Michael Smedley, and Carolyn Taylor’s Dacapo (dark brown, gelding, 13yrs, 16.2hh, Diarado x Canturo)
  • David Doel (29) based in Chippenham, Wiltshire, with Gillian Jonas’ Galileo Nieuwmoed (dark bay, gelding, 11yrs, 17hh, Carambole x Harcos, Breeder: J. W. & A.P. Jurrius NED)
  • William Fox- Pitt (53) based in Sturminster Newton, Dorset, with the Oratorio Syndicate’s Oratorio (brown, gelding, 13yrs, 16.3hh, Oslo Biats x Topanoora)
  • Pippa Funnell(53) based in Dorking, Surrey, with S. H. E. Eventing AB’s Maybach (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.2hh, Jaguar Mail x Irco Mena, Breeder: Camilla Paradis SWE)
  • Tom Jackson (29) based in Godalming, Surrey, with Patricia Davenport, Milly Simmie and Sarah Webb’s Capels Hollow Drift (grey, gelding, 11yrs, 16.2hh, Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan x Lucky Gift, Breeder: Jeanette Glynn GBR)
  • Richard Jones (40) based in Oakham, Rutland, with Sandra Martin, Dinah Saunders and his own Alfies Clover (grey, gelding, 15yrs, 17hh, Tajrassi x Clover Hill, Breeder: James Hickey GBR)
  • Selina Milnes (47) based in Clevedon, Somerset, with William and Angela Rucker’s Iron (bay, gelding, 13yrs, 16.2hh, Aquilino x Donnerschlag)
  • Tom McEwen(31) based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, with Fred and Penny Barker’s Bob Chaplin (grey, gelding, 11yrs, 16.3hh, Cashell x Silver Jasper) and Vicky Bates and David Myers CHF Cooliser (chestnut, mare, 12yrs, 16.1hh, Womanizer x Ramiro B, Breeder: Raymond Carroll IRL)

At the time of release, the names of the grooms for each horse have not been confirmed, but will be included in the final squad announcement.

Selection decisions are subject to the athlete and horse maintaining fitness and performance, and this list may be amended at any point up to 15 August 2022. The selected squad of five combinations to travel to Pratoni del Vivaro, plus reserves, will be announced on or around 23 August 2022.

The funding that the British Equestrian World Class Programme receives from the National Lottery and UK Sport is pivotal in preparing our teams for senior championships and supporting them on the ground.

British Equestrian is also extremely grateful for the support we enjoy from our partners – Bates Saddles, Dodson & Horrell, Fairfax & Favor, Haygain, NAF and Toggi – and team suppliers – Horseware, Lotus Romeo, Marksway Horsehage and Point Two. We’re indebted for the year-round support they provide to the World Class Programme and British teams, which helps us to best prepare for senior championships.

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