2019 long-list announced for European Championships

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The British Equestrian Federation [BEF] has today confirmed the combinations that have been long-listed for the 2019 FEI European Championships.

From this list up to six combinations will be selected to represent Great Britain at the 2019 European Championship, which this year take place in Luhmühlen, Germany, from 29 August to 1 September 2019.

The long-list, in alphabetical order by athlete surname, is:

  • Alex Bragg, from Somerset, and Mr and Mrs Ellicott’s 15 year old gelding Zagreb
  • Sarah Bullimore, from Bedfordshire, with Christopher and Susan Gillespie and Brett Bullimore’s 15 year old gelding Reve du Rouet
  • Laura Collett, from Gloucestershire, and Karen Bartlett, Keith Scott and her own 10 year old gelding London 52
  • Kristina Cook, from West Sussex, and Elisabeth Murdoch’s 12 year old gelding Billy The Red
  • William Fox-Pitt, from Dorset, with Jennifer Dowling’s 10 year old gelding Little Fire
  • Piggy French, from Northamptonshire, with Jayne Mcgivern’s 12 year old gelding Quarrycrest Echo
  • Piggy French and Trevor Dickens’ 14 year old mare Vanir Kamira
  • Pippa Funnell, from Surrey, and her own and Marek Sebestak’s 12 year old gelding Majas Hope
  • Richard Jones, from Rutland, with his own, Dinah Saunders and Sandra Martin’s 12 year old gelding Alfies Clover
  • Kitty King, from Wiltshire, and Diana Bown, Sally Eyre, Samantha Wilson and Sally Lloyd-Baker’s 10 year old gelding Vendredi Biats
  • Tom McEwen, from Wiltshire, with Barbara Cooper’s 14 year old gelding Figaro Van Het Broekxhof
  • Tom McEwen and Fred and Penny Barker, Jane Inns and Alison McEwen’s 12 year old gelding Toledo de Kerser
  • Harry Meade, from Wiltshire, with Charlotte Opperman’s 12 year old gelding Away Cruising
  • Gemma Tattersall, from West Sussex, and The Soul Syndicate’s 16 year old gelding Arctic Soul
  • Gemma Tattersall with Christopher Stone’s British-bred 11 year old mare Jalapeno III
  • Oliver Townend, from Shropshire, with Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s 12 year old gelding Ballaghmor Class
  • Oliver Townend and Angela Hislop’s 14 year old gelding Cooley Master Class
  • Nicola Wilson, from North Yorkshire, with Mr James Lambert OBE and Mrs Jo Lambert’s 13 year old mare Bulana

World Class Eventing Performance Manager, Dickie Waygood, commented; “We are very excited and looking forward to the European Championships in Luhmuhlen. Off the back of some phenomenal results by British riders this season, we have a very strong squad to choose from and Selectors will have a tough decision to make when it comes to announcing the combinations that will head out to Germany in August.”

More information on the 2019 European Championships can be found HERE.