BD abroad: Uggerhalne CDIO4* & CDIU25
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The following riders have been selected to represent Great Britain this week at Uggerhalne CDIO4* & CDIU25 in Denmark (23 – 25 May 2019).
The Equitour Aalborg show in Uggerhalne has evolved into one of Europe’s largest dressage and show jumping internationals, hosted by Danish equestrian mogul Andreas Helgstrand. BD International Teams Director Judy Harvey expressed her delight in fielding a British team at this event for the first time; "We’re thrilled to give the next level of British Grand Prix riders the opportunity to gain team experience at an exciting event. This week’s team are new to the level whilst last week we saw a team at almost full strength take the win in Compiegne’s 5* Nations Cup Competition.
"Louise Bell is an experienced competitor in great form. She enjoyed super results at Windsor earlier this month and has already arrived in Uggerhalne with Into the Blue settling in well. She’s joined by former Junior team member Liz Diegutis who’ll enjoy a debut senior team experience and continue to build for the future, alongside Saskia Hit she has a lovely young horse waiting in the wings. Georgia Stokes was over the moon to receive her senior team call up and brings a super home produced horse to the competition, whilst Sara Gallop has the chance to give her talented stallion Bandreo some good exposure at Nations Cup level - we’re sure she’ll deliver the goods.
"Overall, it’s an amazing opportunity to widen the base of the pyramid of potential team riders and improve our strength and depth.”
CDIO4* Nations Cup
Louise Bell from Oxfordshire with her own and Tonya Wood’s Into the Blue (roan, gelding, 13yrs, s. Ublesco ds. Calvaro Z).
Elizabeth Diegutis from Hampshire with her own Saskia Hit (bay, mare, 14yrs, s. Sandro Hit).
Sara Gallop from Gloucestershire with her own Summerhouse Bandreo (bay, stallion, 13yrs, s. Sandreo ds. Bruin).
Georgia Stokes from Cornwall with her own Talented Mr Ripley (bay, gelding, 14yrs, s. Nekton).
CDI3* Small Tour
Rebecca Edwards from Berkshire with her own Fantasia I (liver chestnut, mare, 10yrs, s. Florencio I).
Rebecca Edwards from Berkshire with Sarah Oppenheimer’s Headmore Delegate (chestnut, gelding, 16yrs, s. Dimaggio ds. Akut).
Ellie Mccarthy from Hampshire with Bridget Mccarthy’s Belafonte (chestnut, gelding, 15yrs, s. Belissimo M ds. Wendekreis).