BD abroad: FEI World Breeding Championships

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 06:41 GMT

Following the viewing trial hosted at Keysoe earlier this month, the Senior Selection Panel can now announce the horses selected to represent Great Britain at this year’s FEI WBFSH Dressage World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Verden, 9 – 13 December.

Jezz Palmer & King (2)

The championships were scheduled for August but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will now move indoors at the iconic German venue.

Chief Selector Judy Harvey commented; “It’s been a longer process this year with revised selection criteria and my fellow selectors did a great job going through videos to narrow combinations down for the selection trial at Keysoe. I’d like to thank all the riders and owners who brought horses to the selection trial and to Ferdi Eilberg and Richard Baldwin for judging. It was an unusual measure but this has not been a normal year and everyone’s flexibility is appreciated. The standards were high and it was clear that riders had used the time away from competition wisely. The six horses we’ve selected are exceptional and a credit to their riders, owners and breeders and we’re proud to be sending such a strong contingent to fly the British flag in Germany this December.”

Five year olds
Jezz Palmer from Hampshire with Richard Burge’s King IV (black, stallion, 17hh, 2015, KWPN, Governor x Johnson - pictured above)
Breeder: Freek Hoogengoom, Netherlands


Greg Simms from Warwickshire with Stena Hoerner’s Waverley Fellini (bay, gelding, 16.2hh, 2015, OLDBG, Furstenball x Sandro Hit)
Breeder: Sara Longworth, Warwickshire, Great Britain


Six year olds
Tom Goode from Oxfordshire with Emile Faurie’s Straight Horse Di Milla (chestnut, mare, 16.3hh, 2014, DWB, De Niro x Blue Hors Zack)
Breeder: Mogens Pederesen, Denmark



Emile Faurie’s Jaristo (bay, stallion, 16.2hh, 2014, KWPN, Dream Boy x Nourejev)
Breeder: Appie Dijstra, Netherlands


Seven year olds
Sarah Millis from West Sussex with her own Impressive VDC (chestnut, gelding, 16.1hh, 2013, KWPN, Charmeur x Krack C)
Breeder: Piet Crum, Netherlands


Luke Baber-Davies from East Sussex with Laurant Balzaretti's Ivoli-E (chestnut, mare, 16.3hh, 2013, KWPN, Dream Boy x Jazz)
Breeder: W.J.M. Erven, Netherlands


Seven year old reserves
Lisa Marriot from Lancashire with her own Rockstar (brown, gelding, 16hh, 2013, OLD, Rock Forever NRW x Stedinger)
Breeder: Gerd Sosath, Germany


Greg Sims from Warwickshire with his own Waverley Dante (dark bay, gelding, 16.1hh, 2013, HANN, Dimaggio x Furst Heinrich) - WITHDRAWN 26.10.20
Breeder: Sara Longworth, Warwickshire, Great Britain


We’ll publish further information on the show logistics nearer the time – good luck to all competitors and their connections.


Photo © Kevin Sparrow