Friday 13th of May 2022

British Eventing presents the Charles Owen Pony long list for 2017

The long listed combinations from which the British Charles Owen Pony squad will be selected has been announced. A squad of six will travel to Kaposvár in Hungary for the 2017 FEI European Championships for Ponies which takes place from 25th to 30th July.

The riders and ponies, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

Tom Bird, 15 from Warwickshire, with his own eight year old gelding Night Fury

Molly Brown, 16 from Leicestershire, on her 11 year old gelding Ifan

Saffron Cresswell, 16 from Worcestershire, and her own 12 year old gelding Cuffesgrange Little Ric

Molly Faulkner, 15 from Kent, with Mr John Thornton’s 13 year old gelding Sycamore Lad

Connie Gill, 14 from North Yorkshire, riding her 17 year old gelding Hotshots

Hattie Grace, 15 from Northamptonshire, and Mr Vincent Jones and Mr Simon Grace’s eight year old gelding Noble Superman

Georgina Herrling, 14 from Oxfordshire, with her own eight year old stallion SF Detroit

Oliver Jackson, 15 from Nottinghamshire, on Mrs Joy Jackson’s 12 year old gelding Daydream Fourteen

Eleanor Mcfarlane, 14 from Hertfordshire, riding Mr Andrew Mcfarlane’s 16 year old gelding Fusilier

Saffie Osborne, 15 from Berkshire, riding Lord and Lady Blyth’s 12 year old mare Little Indian Feather and Miss Lucy Robinson’s 11 year old gelding Red Dandy

Lucy Price, 15 from Bedfordshire, and her own 14 year old mare Corries Whiskey

Iona Sclater, 13 from Hertfordshire, on her 12 year old gelding Foxtown Cufflynx

From this a squad of six riders (plus two non-travelling reserves) will be selected to represent Britain at the upcoming FEI European Championships for Ponies; this is however a living list and ponies and riders may be added or removed in the build up to squad selection.

The British Pony squad are generously sponsored by Charles Owen who also support the British Eventing Pony Programme, Pony Trials and National Pony Championship, which took place at Brand Hall on the 3rd – 4th June, and was this year won by Saffie Osborne and Little Indian Feather.

From their state-of-the-art factory in Wrexham, Charles Owen is the largest equestrian helmet manufacturer in the UK, celebrating over 100 years of business. A long-time sponsor of BE, Charles Owen are market leaders in equestrian safety headwear with over 30 helmets in their product range, catering to a large variety of the riding industry at every level.

More information on the Charles Owen Pony Programme can be found HERE.

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