The British Dressage Federation has 31 July 2019, proclaimed the UK Game National Lottery subsidized showjumping team which will compete at the FEI Longines European Championships in Rotterdam, Holland. Olympic fans from all over the world are entreated to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Dressage fans can book Olympic Dressage Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.
Dual Olympics gold medalists, now Britain’s uppermost FEI-ranked showjumpers, are included in the robust side that heads to Rotterdam to try to secure Side GBR a place at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Trendy alphabetical order, the certain team has been named by British Showjumping choosers as:
- Scott Brash MBE with Lady Pauline Kirkham & Lady Pauline Harris’ Hello Mellady (Groom – David Honnet)
- Amanda Derbyshire with Gochman Sport Horse LLC’s Luibanta BH (Groom – Lesley Veall)
- Ben Maher MBE through Poden Farms’ Explosion W
- Laura Renwick with Arabella Prior’s Dublin V Holly Smith with TJ Hall Ltd and her own Hearts Purpose
Presentation Manager Di Lampard supposed “The European Championships this year are unconditionally crucial if we are to qualify for the Olympic Games at Tokyo next year.”
I have full faith that the selection panel has put together a very strong team that could not only secure a qualifying Olympic ticket for Tokyo Olympic, but also medal in both the team and individual finals. I would like to for myself thank all the proprietors that have complete their horses obtainable and of course the riders who are as dedicated as I am to bringing for Great Britain. In adding, I spread my thanks to the devoted support side at the BEF and British Showjumping who also play an energetic role.
British Showjumping Chief Executive Iain Graham commented “We go forward to Rotterdam with a strong team in whom I have full confidence. In Ben and Scott, we have two London 2012 Team Gold medalists who have also held the top spot individually on the world ranking lists. Together Holly and Amanda have established themselves as contest team riders and Laura Renwick has been consuming steady success at the top level. I would like to acknowledge the entire side of their assortment and also thank the proprietors who have kindly made their horses obtainable for the British movement as we set our sights on the Tokyo Olympic Games.”
Comments from selected athletes:
Scott Brash MBE: “My plans for Hello Mellady this year have been entirely based around preparing her for the Europeans so that I knew she would be ready for these all-important championships from where we need to qualify for Tokyo Olympic Games. I was delighted to receive the call-up for the team and would like to take this opportunity to thank my owners Lord and Lady Kirkham and Lord and Lady Harris for their ongoing support.”
Amanda Derbyshire: I couldn’t be any happier to be selected for what will be my second Championships. Clearly, I wish I hadn’t had a fall lately but I feel self-assured that I and Luibanta will be going to the Championships in an aggressive form. I’d like to thank Becky Gochman for her sustained provision and encouragement and the entire Baxter Hill Side for all they do for me.
Ben Maher MBE: Representing Great Britain at a championship level is always an honor and I would like to thank the Moffitt family and Poden Farms for making their outstanding horse, Explosion W, available for Rotterdam. This is a crucial championship for us in terms of qualifying for Tokyo and I am delighted to part of the team that has been entrusted to deliver that all-important Olympic ticket.
Laura Renwick said: “I’m really happy and proud to have been designated to represent my country at not only my first European Championships but also one that is tremendously important to Great Britain in terms of Olympic 2020 qualification. I would like to thank my owner Arabella Prior and her family who own Dublin V and of course my husband John for his ongoing support and belief in me.”
Holly Smith: I’m delighted and honored to be representing Great Britain again on a Championship team. We have a serious task ahead of us in Rotterdam in respect of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games and I’m absolutely focused on giving it my best shot at making sure we do just that. I would also like to thank Gordon & Su Hall, the owners of Hearts Destiny, along with my husband Graham, for their ongoing support of my career.
Rider and horse details:
- Scott Brash MBE from Peeblesshire and founded in West Sussex with Lady Pauline Kirkham & Lady Pauline Harris’ Hello M’Lady
- Amanda Derbyshire (30) from Leyland in Lancashire and based in the USA with Gochman Game Horse LLC’s Luibanta BH s
- Ben Maher MBE (36) from Bishops Stortford in Hertfordshire with Poden Farms’ Explosion W
- Laura Renwick (44) from Maldon in Essex with Arabella Prior’s Dublin V
- Holly Smith from Wymeswold in Leicestershire through TJ Hall Ltd’s and her own Hearts Purpose (British Bred) (bay, gelding,10yo, Heart Throb x Rabino)
- *Athlete Name (age) (location) with (owner) (horse) (colour, sex, age, sire x dam sire)
Equestrian Team GBR is supported by the UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Programmed. The Great British sides are very grateful for the provision they obtain from the British Dressage Federation Fund and official allies Dodson & Horrell, Equi-Trek, Horseware, Musto, NAF and Point Two.