The British Equestrian Federation has confirmed its dressage team, selected by the British Dressage selection panel, for this year’s FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina.
The athletes selected are (in alphabetical order);
Charlotte Dujardin from Gloucestershire, with Mount St John Stud’s Mount St John Freestyle
Emile Faurie from Oxfordshire, with Hof Kasselmann KG’s Dono Di Maggio
Carl Hester from Gloucestershire, with Lady Anne Evans, Ann Cory and his own Hawtins Delicato
Spencer Wilton from Reading, with Jen Goodman and his own Super Nova II
The selected reserves have been confirmed as;
Emile Faurie with Elena Knyaginicheva’s Delatio, as a direct reserve for Dono Di Maggio
Lara Butler from Gloucestershire, with Wilfried and Ursula Bechtolsheimer’s Rubin Al Asad
“It’s very exciting to be working with a team of riders that have such a wealth of experience between them, and I know that they will use that experience to best effect,” said British Dressage Performance Manager Caroline Griffith. “We have seen some great scores this year from those on the short list, which, for me, underlines the strength of the four athletes and horses that will be travelling to Tryon.
“If anyone can prepare this high caliber group of young horses for a World Equestrian Games, we know Carl, Charlotte and Emile can,” she continued. “Add to that Spencer, and we have capacity for some truly exciting team scores and a great competition.”