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Piggy French To Make British Senior Eventing Squad Debut
London, UK

The British Eventing Senior Selection Committee have announced that 29-year-old Piggy French, born and raised in Norfolk and now based in Leicestershire, will make her Senior Eventing Squad debut this month on Some Day Soon, owned by Miriam Midgley, James Midgley, Sue Crane and Walter French.

Piggy joins William Fox-Pitt, Oliver Townend, Tina Cook, Nicola Wilson and Lucy Wiegersma on the squad of six for the Senior Eventing European Championships in Fontainebleau, France (23-27 September 2009).

Sadly Mary King was forced to withdraw from the squad following a slight setback with her ride, Imperial Cavalier, owned by Mr & Mrs E Davies and Janette Chinn.

Piggy has had the ride on Some Day Soon since the end of the 2008 eventing season and has since enjoyed international success on the bay gelding. Piggy achieved 3rd in the CCI3* at Bramham Horse Trials back in June, as well as 6th in the CIC3* at Hartpury Horse Trials in August.

Piggy is thrilled about making her squad debut: "I'm still in shock! I'm obviously very excited about the Europeans and can't wait to get over to France for the competition."

Piggy is a member of the UK Sport funded World Class Development squad which aims to identify and nurture talented riders, preparing them to represent Team GBR at international level.

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