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.