British Eventing (BE) has revealed the horse and rider combinations that will be joining the British Eventing Pony Development Squad this year. To qualify, riders must be in the year of their 12th to 16th birthday, and their pony has to be between 14hh and 14.2hh. The exceptional young riders who qualified this year have met the competition performance criteria for their age group – they must be qualified to compete at CCI2*-S.
The chosen riders will receive training so that they can represent Great Britain at the European Championships in Strzegom, Poland, 11-15 August 2021. The Pony Development Programme also supports the young riders as they work towards the National Pony Championships, held in 2021 at Belsay International Horse Trials.
Well done to all those who qualified!
The 2021 Pony Development Squad: (in alphabetical order)
- Lucy Baguley-Darwin and Glencarrig Dolphin
- Elizabeth Barratt and Noble Superman
- Poppy Burner and Lydican Star
- Grace Donnor and Daydream Fourteen
- Annabel Finston and Cuffsgrange Little Ric
- Ivy Fisher with Smokey Diamond and Muckrim Evan
- Freya Gaitshill and Crossgales into the Blue
- Isla Gordon and Coole Lady
- Olivia Haddock and Gleann Rua Royale
- Willow Hayes and Dun Ard Goldilocks
- Tara Kay and Lara V
- Amelia Ludiman and Tynan Mist
- Ada Marson and Just Paddington
- Olive Nicholls and Kingston David
- Grace Partridge and Master Macky
- Anna Price and Black Jacko & Top of the Class
- Maisy Spratt and Sycamore Lad
- Archie Tulloch and Mohill Gypsy
To find out more about the Pony Programme, visit britisheventing.com