British Eventing Young Rider Squad Announced
Heading the squad and defending her title is Laura Collett riding Sarah Walker's Fernhill Cristal. A new ride to Laura at the end of 2009, the pair posted a fourth placing in the CCI2* at Burgie earning them qualification for the Europeans. Joining Laura is 2008 Young Rider European Champion Emily Llewellyn. She rides her mother Cindy's Society Spice with whom she was fifteenth at Badminton this year. Both Laura and Emily are members of the World Class Start Programme funded by UK Sport.
Two members of the BEF Regional Foundation Programme have also made the squad. Emily Parker and Treefers who were on the Gold winning Young Rider team in 2009 and British team debutant, Rosie Fry with her own Bankon Louie. Completing the six are Willa Newton and Neelix who were individuals at the 2009 YR Europeans and Tom McEwen a former Pony European Gold Medalist in 2007 making his first Young Rider team appearance riding Major Sweep who was previously campaigned by Rodney Powell.
Laura Collett/Fernhill Cristal
Harriet Baird/Persian Coin
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