The FEI Nations Cup heads stateside for the fifth event in the 2017 series taking Great Britain to The Plains, USA, in the state of Virginia. British Eventing are pleased to announce the four British based riders who will compete for GB from 8th – 9th July.
The team are, in alphabetical order;
Matthew Heath, 34 from Oxfordshire, riding his own and Mrs Hazel Livesey’s 10 year old gelding One of a Kind II
Ben Hobday, 29 from Northumberland, with Ms Sallie Ryle’s 15 year old gelding Mulrys Error
Nicky Roncoroni, 38 from Gloucestershire, and Lorna McWilliam and Mrs Janey Roncoroni’s 12 year old gelding Watts Burn
James Sommerville, 29 from North Yorkshire, on his own and Mrs Jennifer Sommerville’s 11 year old gelding Talent
American based Brit, Justine Dutton takes the reserve spot with Jak My Style.
Matthew, Ben and James all make their senior team debut for GB alongside Nicky who was part of the silver medal winning Nations Cup team at the recent Tattersalls International Horse Trials in Ireland.
Three events in the series have now been completed and GB currently hold first place in the overall standings with 270 points following a second place finish at all three competitions.
Before the USA leg of the series four riders will head to Austria on 30th June – 2nd July for the fourth competition in calendar – view the selected team HERE. A full list of results can be found HERE.
The 2017 calendar:
17 - 21 May: CICO 3* Strzegom (POL) – GB 2nd place
25 - 28 May: CICO 3* Houghton Hall (GBR) - GB 2nd place
31 May - 4 June: CICO 3* Tattersalls (IRL) – GB 2nd place
30 June - 2 July: CICO 3* Wiener Neustadt (AUT)
8 - 9 July: CICO 3* The Plains (USA)
19 - 23 July: CICO 3* Aachen (GER)
10-13 August: CICO 3* Le Haras du Pin (FRA)
22 - 24 September: CICO 3* Waregem (BEL)
5 - 8 October: CCIO 3* Boekelo (NED)