Date: Wednesday 20th April 2016
The British Equestrian Federation has announced the four athletes and horses who will make up the British Eventing team for this weekend's second leg of the FEI Nations Cup series, hosted at Ballendenisk International between 22 and 25 April 2016.
The team is as follows:
• Nana Dalton (36) on Mrs Sheila Barker’s Romany Piper or Mrs Sheila Jones’ Elite Syncopation or her own and Mrs Rosie Glaister’s Absolut Opposition
• Izzy Taylor (32) with Mrs Bridget Lyne’s Briarlands Birdsong or Mr Tom Strong’s Call Me Maggie May
• Wills Oakden (26) riding Mrs Debbie Whalley’s Merikano
• Frankie Reid-Warrilow (26) and her own Dolly Whisper
Experienced GB representative Izzy Taylor will ride either Mrs Bridget A Lyne’s Briarlands Birdsong or Mr Tom Strong’s Call Me Maggie May. The Oxfordshire based World Class Podium rider has enjoyed good results on both of her rides with the 10 year old Briarlands Birdsong claiming seventh place at the Boekelo CCI3* last year and taking fifth place on Call Me Maggie May at Ballindenisk International CIC3* in September 2015.
The British Eventing teams are supported by the Equestrian World Class Programme. The Programme, which encompasses both Podium and Podium Potential squads, focuses on identifying talent, developing potential and maximising medal winning performances on the world stage. The Programme has been funded by the National Lottery via UK Sport since 1998 and is a portfolio within the British Equestrian Federation.