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British Eventing Announce WEG Squad
London, UK
Nicola Wilson and Opposition Buzz
British Eventing have announced their selection for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010.

The selected squad comprises:

  • Tina Cook riding Mr & Mrs Nicholas and Valda Embiricos and Mrs Sarah Pelham's Miner's Frolic
  • William Fox-Pitt riding Mrs Teresa Stopford Sackville's Cool Mountain
  • Piggy French riding Mr Wally French and Mr Michael Underwood's Jakata
  • Pippa Funnell riding Mr & Mrs Roger Lincoln's Redesigned
  • Mary King riding Mrs Janette Chinn and Mr & Mrs Edwin Davies's Imperial Cavalier
  • Nicola Wilson riding Miss Rosemary Search's Opposition Buzz

The non-travelling reserves (in alphabetical order) are Daisy Berkeley (Spring Along), Sharon Hunt (Tankers Town), Oliver Townend (Ashdale Cruise Master) and Lucy Wiegersma (Woodfalls Inigo Jones).

The team is subject to the six selected horses confirming their form at competition to be agreed by the Performance Manager and the selectors.

"This team is an exciting mixture of horses with previous Championship pedigree and younger horses making their Championship debut," commented Yogi Breisner, World Class Performance Manager for Eventing.

Pippa Funnell commented on her selection; "I am just completely speechless; if anyone had told me six months ago, I never would have believed them! Though the horse is young, he has always impressed me and his owners who are of course equally delighted that he has been selected.

I know it is still 3 months away, and I know as well as anyone the ups and downs of having horses, but it's still a huge honour to be asked. It would be more than a dream come true to be riding with some of my old team mates along with Piggy and Nicola who I have always really admired as riders."

The four riders who will form the team for the Team Competition at the Games will be selected nearer the time.

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