Definite entries for FEI Pony European Championships confirmed

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 13:16 GMT

British Dressage is delighted to confirm the team line-up for the 2022 FEI Pony European Championships, which takes place this coming week in Strzegom, Poland (03 – 07 August 2022).

Ruby Hughes & Hilkens Showgirl c Lukasz Kowalski

Selected combinations at the definite entry stage are as follows, listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname:

Pony Team

Mette Dahl (16) from Haywards Heath, West Sussex with Fiona Bigwood’s George Clooney B.S (grey gelding, 2011, Caesar 171 x Santano, KWPN). 

Sofia Games (14) from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with Katie Oliver-Games’ Next Black Magic (black gelding, 2008, Nabucco R x FS Pour L’Amour, WESTF). 

Lauren Geraghty (16) from Derby, Derbyshire with her own WS Jackson (chestnut gelding, 2011, Chiskin Jaguar x His Highness, AES). 

Ruby Hughes (14) from Southam, Warwickshire with Shirley Rixon’s Hilkens Showgirl (palomino mare, 2013, Dreidimensional x Champion De Luxe, WESTF). 

Non-travelling Reserve 

Demi Howard-Cartwright (14) from Ascot, Berkshire with her own Fin C WE (chestnut gelding, 2003, Famos x Eiger III).  

BD International Director, Judy Harvey commented; “Following the fantastic results at Hartpury for our FEI Junior and Young Rider European Championships teams I am delighted we have yet another team of strong contenders going to Poland. This is such a valuable opportunity for them all to gain vital knowledge and understanding of representing their country internationally.

"Please join me in wishing them the best of luck and hoping for them all to do well. I am extremely proud of every one of them.”

 Photo © Łukasz Kowalski