British Young Rider Short List Announced for European Championships

The Selectors of the Askham Bryan Young Riders have today confirmed the short-listed squad of six horses and riders as well as reserves who will represent Britain at the 2015 FEI European Championships for Young Riders in Strzegom (Poland, 27 – 30 August 2015).

From the squad of six, a team of four riders will be selected to ride as a team and the remaining two will represent Britain as individuals.

The squad is as follows in alphabetical order:·        

Sophie Beaty 19, from Northamptonshire with Stanly, 16 year old bay gelding by Iroko and owned by Alison Booth and rider. Sophie also has a reserve ride in Pink Gin who is a 14 year old chestnut roan gelding by Ghareeb and owned by Mr Stuart Beaty.·        

Katie Bleloch 19, from Warwickshire riding her own Bulano, nine year old bay gelding by Colandro.·        

Ella Hitchman 19, from Gloucestershire with Rocky Rockstar, 12 year old grey gelding by Rockland and owned by rider.·        

Emily King 19, from Devon with Loxley, 11 year old chestnut gelding of unknown breeding and owned by Michelle Clough and Ms Zara Porter Hill. Emily has a reserve ride in Brookleigh a 13 year old gelding by Rockwell owned by Mrs Jane Del Missier.·        

Will Furlong 20, from East Sussex with Livingstone II, 12 year old dark brown gelding by Lavall II and owned by rider.·        

Bella Innes Ker 20, from Roxburghshire with Carolyn, 11 year old bay mare by Connery and owned by the Duchess of Roxburghshire.

The two reserves are: Laura Normand (21 from Surrey) riding her own Dutch-bred 13 year old bay gelding Vardigo owned by Anthony Normand and Katherine Lindsay (18, from Fife) with Cooley Ramiro, 8 year old bay gelding by Ramiro B and owned by Lady Balniel.




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