British team selection for the u25 FEI European Dressage Championships

British team selection for the u25 FEI European Dressage Championships

The Senior Selectors have announced their team of four for the inaugural u25 European Championship to be held in Hagen, Germany 16 – 19 June 2016.

The first leg of the competition on Friday 17 June is an Inter II test where all four riders will compete for individual medals as well as the best three scores to then count toward the team medals.  Saturday will be Grand Prix with individual medals and the top 18 here will go forward to Sunday’s Grand Prix Freestyle for individual medals.

Team of four:


Alex Hardwick (25) from Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire with Sally Hardwick’s Donauwein (chestnut, gelding, 16.1hh, 14yrs, s. Don Vino)

Bobby Hayler (24) from Writtle, Essex with Gillian Hayler’s Valentino II (black, gelding, 17.1hh, 17yrs, s. Welt Hit)

Pippa Hutton (22) from Ampney Knowle, Gloucestershire with Philip Woof, Pammy Hutton and her own Duela (chestnut, mare, 16.1hh, 14yrs, s. Dimaggio)

Ryan Todd (23) from Halifax, West Yorkshire with Julie Todd’s Charlex Eskebjerg (dark bay, gelding, 16.2hh, 15yrs, s. Carano)

The following riders will take horses to contest the CDI2* at Hagen. These horses will also act as direct reserves for their respective riders for the team:

Alex Hardwick: Sally Hardwick’s Royal Chester (chestnut, gelding, 17hh, 11yrs, s. Royal Highness)

Bobby Hayler: Paul Hayler’s Aldborough Rubenhall (grey, stallion, 17hh, 14yrs, s. Rubioso N)

Pippa Hutton: Pammy Hutton’s Belmondo (bay, gelding, 16.1hh, 15yrs, s. Bernstein)

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