Para long list for Rotterdam Euros announced

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:32

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) and British Dressage have today confirmed the combinations which have been long-listed for the FEI Para-equestrian Dressage European Championships 2019. The championships are this year being held in Rotterdam from 21–25 August.

In alphabetical order by athlete surname, the nominated entries are: 

Mari Durward-Akhurst (Grade I) with Glesni Owen’s 20-year-old gelding Sky O'Hara
Nicky Greenhill (Grade IV) with her own and Gary Greenhill’s 10-year-old mare Betty Booand 11-year-old gelding King Edward I
Erin Orford (Grade III) with Annabel Whittet’s 16-year-old mare Dior
Julie Payne (Grade II) with her own 18-year-old mare Pandora
Sophie Wells (Grade V) with Charlotte Hogg’s 12-year-old gelding C Fatal Attraction and her own 11-year-old mare Diadeem
Georgia Wilson (Grade II) with her own, Geoff and Julie Wilson’s 10-year-old mare Midnight

World Class Para-equestrian Dressage Performance Manager, Georgina Sharples, commented: “Great Britain’s nominated para-dressage list is comprised of a mix of potentially first-time championship partnerships alongside Paralympic, World and European medal-winning expertise – it’s a great reflection of the strength and depth of the riders within the Equestrian Team GBR pathway. I’m thrilled for the nominated athletes, their support teams, and the horse owners who invest so much into the sport, that their passion and commitment has resulted in performances worthy of inclusion on the European Championship nominated list.”

More information on the FEI Para-equestrian Dressage European Championships 2019 in Rotterdam can be found here.