British Eventing is pleased to announce the team that will represent Great Britain at the Pony European Championships between 24 – 30 July at Le Mans, France.
The selected team of four ponies and riders are as follows:
Willow Docker aged 16 years from Daventry, Northamptonshire with the 10 year-old bay mare The Devil Wears Prada II owned by her mother Louise Docker.
Ella Howard aged 15 years from Ipswich, Suffolk with her own 14 year-old chestnut gelding Midnight Mist III.
Jessica McCaldin aged 15 years from Forest Row, East Sussex with the 14 year-old bay roan mare Baramona Lass owned by her mother Sarah McCaldin.
Clara Wilson aged 15 years from Stamford, Lincolnshire with her own 12 year-old dapple grey gelding Kildromin Banjo.
Medals placings will be decided on Sunday 30 June when the show jumping takes place. Dressage will take place on the 27 – 28 July followed by Cross Country on the 29 July.
The team will be accompanied by British Eventing Youth Performance Manager and Chef d’Equipe Darrell Scaife.
The Pony Teams have been supported by Mattes , distributed by Zebra Products, who are supplying their revolutionary saddle pads to all youth team riders. For decades, the Mattes team has mastered the delicate balancing act between the needs and anatomical realities of the horse, maximum functionality and quality and a stylish appearance. They are able to configurate personalised saddle pads across the entire mattes range, all of which is available via their online configurator here.
The teams have been further supported by Racesafe who are supplying all riders with a new body protector. Racesafe body protectors offer the latest European and BETA standards of protection at market-leading comfort and weight levels. More on Racesafe products can be found by visiting their website here.
Further information on the 2023 FEI Pony European Championships and results once competition is underway can be found here