Date: Friday 28th July 2017
The British Equestrian Federation has today, 28 July 2017, announced the UK Sport National Lottery funded dressage squad which will compete at the FEI Longines European Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden (21-27 August 2017).
The selected squad has been named by British Dressage selectors as (alphabetical order):
Emile Faurie, 54, based in Oxfordshire, with Hof Kasselmann’s Weekend Fun (chestnut, gelding, 17hh, 16yrs, Welt Hit II x Rubenstein I, stable name: Fun)
Carl Hester MBE, 50, based in Gloucestershire, with Jane de la Mare and his own Nip Tuck (bay, gelding, 18hh, 13yrs, s. Don Ruto, stable name: Barney)
Gareth Hughes, 46, based in Warwickshire, with Anne and Steve Keen’s Don Carissimo (brown, gelding, 16.2hh, 12yrs, s. Don Crusador, stable name: Darcy)
Spencer Wilton, 44, based in Berkshire, with Jen Goodman’s Super Nova II (dark brown, gelding, 16.3hh, 14yrs, De Niro x Weltmeyer, stable name: Neville)
Woof Wear sponsored rider Gareth Hughes said “It's always an honour to be selected to represent your country. Anne and Steve Keen have owned Darcy [Don Carissimo] since he was a foal, so it's been an amazing journey for them. This is Darcy's first year at Grand Prix level and he has performed way beyond our expectations. I'm really looking forward to riding him at these Championships alongside this very exciting team.”
The team here at Woof Wear are incredibly pleased for Gareth and wish him and his team mates the best of luck in Gothenburg.