Change To Team GB Olympic Eventing Squad For Tokyo 2020
A change to the Team GB Olympic Eventing Squad for Tokyo 2020 has been made, after careful consideration.
Following consideration and a full collaboration between Performance Director, Richard Waygood and the owners of Brookfield Inocent, Alison Swinburn, and John and Chloe Perry, it has been decided that ‘Arthur’ will not travel to Tokyo for the Olympic Games. This decision has been made with the understanding and support of their rider, Piggy March.
Alison Swinburn, on behalf of the owners, commented;
The chance to represent your country on the Olympic stage is the pinnacle of every owner’s ambition but, taking everything into account, we have to put those dreams on hold for now. We wish the best of luck to the team in Tokyo, and they’ll have no bigger supporters as we all cheer them on.”
Richard Waygood, further added;
Tokyo will be a Games like no other and I’m grateful to Piggy and her owners, Alison, John and Chloe, for their openness and consideration around what was an extremely tough decision. We hope to see Piggy and Arthur in British team colours in the future.”
This brings into the squad the reigning World Champions, Ros Canter and Allstar B, owned by Ros and Caroline Moore, as travelling reserves.
Full combination details:
- Rosalind Canter (35) based in Hallington, Lincolnshire, with Caroline Moore and her own Allstar B (bay, gelding, 16yrs, 17hh, Ephebe For Ever x Erkstein, Breeder: FAJ Van der Burg NED, Groom: Sarah Charnley)
Ros Canter and Allstar B now prepare to travel to Japan. An Olympic debut for the rider, the accolade adds to her three European and World Championship gold medals. Also finishing third in the British Olympic trial at Bicton Horse Trials, the last minute change will not hinder the team’s chances.
Header Image; Ros Canter (GBR) riding Allstar B at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (FEI/Christophe Taniere).