Can Ros retain her World Champion title? Fingers crossed!
British Equestrian and the British Eventing selectors have confirmed the five horse and rider combinations that will form the squad of definite entries ahead of the FEI Eventing World Championship, set to take place in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy from 14–18 September this year.
Definite entries, listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname:
Rosalind Canter (36) based in Hallington, Lincolnshire, with Michele Saul’s Lordships Graffalo (bay, gelding, 10yrs, 17hh, Grafenstolz x Rock King, Breeder: Lordships Stud Writtle College GBR, Groom: Sarah Charnley)
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, Groom: Tilly Hughes)
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, Groom: Alison Bell)
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, Groom: Francesca Gorni)
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, Groom: Charlotte Holifield)
Oliver also has been selected with a direct reserve ride, Paul and Diana Ridgeon’s Swallow Springs (grey, gelding, 14yrs, 16.2hh, Chillout x Cult Hero, Breeder: Maria Keating IRL)
The team of four and one individual may not be confirmed until the declaration of starters.
Ros is also named as a reserve with Pencos Crown Jewel.
Photo © BEF/Jon Stroud