Olympic Trio Among Nominated Entries for FEI Senior and U25 Dressage European Championships

Jeanine NIEUWENHUIS (NED) riding TC ATHENE at FEI Dressage European Championships 2020 - Under 25's Grand Prix Freestyle- Pilisjàszfalu (HUN). Nieuwenhuis finished in silver medal position. Photo Copyright © FEI/Lukasz Kowalski
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Olympic Trio Among Nominated Entries for FEI Senior Dressage European Championships

Olympic medalists Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester and Charlotte (Lottie) Fry have all been nominated to compete in the FEI Senior Dressage European Championships which is set to take place in Hagen, Germany 7-12 September 2021.

Still riding high from Team GB’s success at the Tokyo Olympics, British Equestrian and the British Dressage Selectors yesterday (7 August) confirmed the long list nominations for both Senior and the U25’s Dressage European Championships.

FEI Senior Dressage European Championship

The eight athlete and horse combinations that will form their long list of entries ahead of the FEI Senior Dressage European Championship are:

  • Fiona Bigwood (45) based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex with Penny Bigwood and her own Hawtins Delicato (bay, gelding, 13yrs, 16.2hh, Diamond Hit x Regazzoni, Breeder: Judith Davis GBR)
  • Charlotte Dujardin (35) based in Newent, Gloucestershire with Renai Hart, Carl Hester and her own Gio (chestnut, gelding, 10yrs, 16hh, Apache x Tango, Breeders: H J de Jong, A Valk NED)
  • Emile Faurie (57) based in Milton under Wychwood, Oxfordshire with Theodora Livanos and his own Dono di Maggio OLD (chestnut, gelding, 14yrs, 17hh, Dimaggio x Santander H, Breeder: Gabriele Heinisch GER)
  • Charlotte Fry (25) based in Den Hout, the Netherlands (from Scarborough, North Yorkshire) with Van Olst Horses and her own Dark Legend (dark bay gelding, XXhh, 13yrs, Zucchero x Tango, Breeder: Fam. Nobus-De Potter NED) and Everdale (black stallion, 17.2hh, 12yrs, Lord Leatherdale x Negro, Breeder: P Kluytmans NED)
  • Carl Hester (54) based in Newent, Gloucestershire (from Sark, The Channel Islands) with Sandra Biddlecombe, Charlotte Dujardin, Lady Anne Evans and his own En Vogue (dark bay, gelding, 12yrs, 17hh, Jazz x Contango, Breeder: A Van der Goor NED)
  • Gareth Hughes (50) based in Southam, Warwickshire with Judy Firmston-Williams and his own Sintano Van Hof Olympia (bay, gelding, 16.3hh, 11yrs, Sandro Hit x Silvano, Breeder: Hof Olympia NED)
  • Laura Tomlinson (36) based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire with Ursula Bechtolsheimer and her own DSP Rose of Bavaria (black mare, 11yrs, Bordeaux 28 x Florestan I, Breeder: Dr Heuschmann GER)\

Two reserve combinations have also been named:

  • Richard Davison (65) based in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire with Gwendolyn Meyer and his own Bubblingh (bay, gelding, 15yrs, 16.3hh, Lingh x Picandt, Breeder: Richard Davison GBR)
  • Susan Pape (58) based in Hamburg, Germany, with Harmony Sporthorses and her own Harmony’s Eclectisch (black, stallion, 16.3hh, 12yrs, Zenon x Olivi, Breeder: Fam Andeweg NED)

The selected squad of four combinations, plus reserves, will be announced on or around 20 August.

FEI U25 Dressage European Championship

The six athlete and horse combinations that will form the long list of entries ahead of the FEI U25 Dressage European Championship are:

  • Lucy Amy (23) based in Marshton, Wiltshire (from Jersey, Channel Islands), with Richard Amy’s Rudy (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.2hh, Breeder: Dr Bartjen Konrad GER)
  • Lewis Carrier (24), based in Downham, Norfolk, with his own Diego V (bay, gelding, 13yrs, 16.2hh, s. Spielberg, Breeder: Janssen NED)
  • Dylan Deutrom (23), based in Whitchurch, Hampshire, with Matt Hicks and Sarah Warry’s Sunlit Uplands (chestnut, gelding, 13yrs, 16hh, Don Henrico x Hitchcock, Breeder: Hinrich Lohden GER)
  • Alex Harrison (24), based in Chew Magna, Somerset, with his own Diamond Hill (chestnut, gelding, 15.2hh, 10yrs, s. Don Diamond, GBR)
  • Alicia Lee (22), based in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, with her own Bonita 466 (dark brown, mare, 16.1hh, 12yrs, Benetton Dream x Prince Thatch, Breeder: Carston Kuls GER)
  • Ellie McCarthy (24), based in Sway, Hampshire, with Spencer McCarthy’s GB Londero V Worrenberg (dark bay, gelding, 16.1hh, 12yrs, Londontime x Calypso II, Breeder: Ferdi Hodel SUI)

The selected squad of three or four combinations, plus reserves, will be announced on or around 20 August.

Selection decisions for both sections are subject to the athletes and horses maintaining fitness and performance, and this list may be amended at any stage.

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