William Fox-Pitt & Georgie Spence will have Side GBR’s first palate of Tokyo as they take part in the Olympic test occasion next month. Olympic followers from all over the world are requested 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.
William will ride Catherine Witt’s Summer at Fernhill and Georgie her own and Suzanne Doggett’s Hall town Harley (pictured) at the Ready Steady Tokyo event from 12 to 14 August. William, who has represented Britain at five Olympics, said: I am really excited to be asked to go to the test event, it will be one of life’s great experiences.
“I rode in the test event at the London Olympics and that was a huge advantage for the real thing. I will also be there in a supporting role for Japanese rider Kazumasa Tomato, so I am looking forward to seeing the event from all angles.”
Georgie, who finished second on Hall town Harley at the US Nations Cup leg last year and won the Austrian leg the previous year, said it was an honor for both herself and Ms. Doggett to be invited to compete.
“The experience as a rider is going to be incredible and riding at the Olympic venue is something I will always be very proud of doing,” she said.
Suzanne has been a huge support to me for a number of years and I’m very excited to share this with her. I know this means a lot to her, too. I’m really looking forward to the whole experience, which has already started with planning the journey, managing, and planning for the conditions, and everything else that’s involved with the preparation.
The pair will be accompanied by their support teams and representatives from Team GBR, one of only a handful of national federations sending riders to the test event.
“An Olympic and Paralympic Games held in the height of summer in Tokyo is likely to present us with some unique challenges,” team GBR performance director Vikki Underwood said. “
The test event provides us with the only opportunity to gather first-hand information on how we can optimally prepare and deliver success at the Games next year.