British Dressage selectors announced the United Kingdom Sport National Lottery-funded Great Britain squad to contest the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which takes place in Normandy, France.
The selected squad comprises (in alphabetical order):
Charlotte Dujardin (29) from Newent, Gloucestershire, with Roly Luard and Carl Hester’s Valegro
Michael Eilberg (28) from Redditch, Worcestershire, with Jon and Julie Deverill’s Half Moon Delphi
Carl Hester (47) from Newent, Gloucestershire, with Jane De La Mare and his own Nip Tuck
Gareth Hughes (43) from Bishops Itchington, Warwickshire, with Jane Brewin’s DV Stenkjers Nadonna
Michael Eilberg is also selected with Mr Ferdi Eilberg’s Marakov, and Carl Hester is selected with Aram Gregory’s Dances with Wolves—both as direct reserves.
The non-travelling reserves are (in alphabetical order):
Lara Griffith (25) based Ampney St Peter, Gloucestershire, with Wilfried and Ursula Bechtolsheimer’s Andretti H
Daniel Watson (37) from Headcorn, Kent, with Susie Farnon’s Fideramber
Richard Waygood, chef d’equipe for the British team commented: “I’m very excited with the announcement of the team and feeling positive as we look forward to WEG. We set our goal after London to qualify at the World Equestrian Games for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, to do this we need to be in the top three nations. Achieving qualification this summer will allow us to campaign next year with as much flexibility as possible, without having to worry about qualifying. It’s going to be a very exciting championship.”