Definite entries for Junior Team confirmed

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Tue, 04 Jul 2023 09:24 GMT

British Dressage is pleased to confirm the team line-up for the 2023 Junior European Championships, which take place later this month at Kronberg, Germany (18– 23 July 2023).

Myles Graham and Nibeley Union Hit c Kevin Sparrow

 Selected combinations at definite entry stage are as follows, listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname: 
Junior Team 
Mette Dahl (16) from Haywards Heath, West Sussex, with Fiona Bigwood’s Caporal de Massa (grey stallion, 2012, Rieto x Xaquiro, LUSIT). 
Myles Graham (16) from Swindon, Wiltshire, with Caroline Bell’s Nibeley Union Hit (dark bay mare, 2007, Nibeley Union Jack x Sandro Hit, AES).   
Ruby Hughes (15) from Southam, Warwickshire, with her own, Gareth and Rebecca Hughes and Julia Hornig’s Classic Goldstrike (chestnut gelding, 2011, Tango x Krack C, KWPN).  
Isla Sully (14) from Glastonbury, Somerset, with Cassandra Sully’s Vagabond de Massa (bay gelding, 2009, Rieto x Xaquiro, LUSIT).  
First reserve 
Sophia Marston (17) from Coventry, West Midlands, with Kim Murray and Seonaidh O’Neill’s E-mail (bay gelding, 2009, Jazz, KWPN). 
Second reserve 
Isabella Caldwell (15) from Knutsford, Cheshire, with Katie Caldwell, Sarah Higgins and Pip Higgins’ Don Geniro (chestnut gelding, 2007, Don Kennedy x Giorgione, BHHS). 
As announced on Friday 16 June, Myles Graham was qualified and selected as a nominated entry for both the Pony and Junior teams, with the latter stated as the Selectors’ first preference.  As he cannot compete in both age groups, the nominated Pony First Reserve, Demi Howard-Cartwright, will now take his place on the Pony team. 
At Nominated Entry stage, Isla Sully was named as Second Reserve to the Pony team, as the Selectors’ second preference, so she is also now released from this nomination, with the named Third Reserve, Fleur Pocock, taking her place.  
We wish Mette, Myles, Ruby, and Isla the best of luck at the FEI Junior European Championships and look forward to following their progress.