Wednesday 27th of October 2021

British Showjumping’s Team NAF announced for Hickstead CSIO5* Nations Cup

Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO5* FEI Nations Cup at Hickstead, Great Britain, the following squad has been selected to represent GB under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF. The competition takes place between the 27th – 30th July 2017 at The All England Jumping Course.

Joe Clayton from Nottinghamshire with Con Man JX, a 10 year-old British bred bay gelding owned by Sarah Billington

William Funnell from Dorking, Surrey with Billy Buckingham, a 9 year-old British bred chestnut gelding owned by Billy Stud

John Whitaker MBE from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire with Cassinis Chaplin, a 9 year-old grey stallion owned by Claire Conlon and Clare Whitaker

Michael Whitaker from Whatton, Nottinghamshire with Viking, a 15 year-old chestnut gelding owned by Melissa Whitaker

William Whitaker from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire with Utamaro d’Ecaussines, a 13 year-old bay stallion owned by Ludwig Criel

The Nations Cup competition takes place on Friday 28th July at 14.15 hrs local time and the Longines King George V Gold Cup Grand Prix will be on Sunday 30th July at 14.15 hrs local time. The Chef d’Equipe accompanying the team will be World Class Performance Manager for Showjumping, Di Lampard.

For further information on the show and full results once the show is underway, visit Full information in respect of the FEI Nations Cup series can be found by visiting FEI TV will be showing live footage from the event. To access this please visit

British Showjumping would like to thank NAF, title sponsors of the Senior Nations Cup Teams along with the Children, Junior and Young Rider teams.

NAF’s premium range of Five Star brands include Superflex, Superflex Senior, PROFEET, Optimum, Magic, Oestress and Respirator Boost with quality at the heart of everything they do. They are a UFAS (Universal Feed Assurance Scheme), GMP+ (International Feed Assurance Scheme) and BETA NOPS (Naturally Occuring Prohibited Substances) accredited company and this enables them to guarantee full traceability on all the natural ingredients they utilise in their formulations, which are also selected in compliance with the FEI guidelines for Clean Sport. For further information, visit

The GBR showjumping teams are supported by the British Equestrian Federation’s World Class Programme, funded by UK Sport through the National Lottery. The Programme focuses on identifying talent, developing potential and maximising medal-winning performances on the world stage.

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