A Sussex teenage rider and her two horses have been selected for the British Eventing Racesafe sponsored Junior squad to represent Great Britain in the upcoming FEI Junior European Championships, which place from September 22 -25 in Montelibretti, Italy.
Team member Felicity Collins (18) is from East Sussex, and will compete with either seven-year-old German gelding, RSH Contend, owned by Ms Vicky Collins and Mrs Avirna Milton, or with seven-year-old German gelding, RSH Contend owned by Ms Vicky Collins and Mrs Avirna Milton.
Felicity has more than proved her worth in the team with her eventing achievements, which include a double first in the British Eventing Advanced class at Belton and a sixth place in a three start event. She is ranked in the top ten of the Under 21 event riders in Britain ( Goldman Cup League).
Ailsa Wates, 18 from West Sussex, and Mrs Pip Wates and Equine Aqua Training’s 11 year old British gelding Woodlands Persuasion have been chosen as reserves. Ailsa is a student at Cranleigh School.
The British team achieved bronze at Bialy Bor, Poland, in 2015 and will be hoping to better its result in 2016 with the talented members in this squad.
Chairman of selectors for the Junior squad, Darrell Scaife commented: ” We have seen some exellent performances over the last few months and selection has been incredibly close but I believe that we have take the opportunity to select a squad which can challenge for medals on Montelibretti later this month.”