British Showjumping announce the team for the UAE Nations Cup

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Four riders and their horses will be wearing the Union flag of Great Britain at the CSIO4* Nations Cup in Sharjah, UAE, at the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club between 25 and 28 January 2024.

Di Lampard’s team consists of Skye Higgin, Joe Stockdale, Donald Whitaker and Jack Whitaker.

Skye Higgin is based in France and will travel with Bernadette Lejeune’s 11-year-old mare, Djordania du Tillard.

Northampton based Joe Stockdale will compete either Joy Conklin and Laura Stockdale’s 13-year-old mare Equine America Cacharel, or Barbara Hester and Laura Stockdale’s 10-year-old stallion Ebanking.


Yorkshire’s Donald Whitaker will take either 13-year-old stallion Di Caprio or 11-year-old mare Millfield Colette into the ring, both of whom are owned by Reitspotanlage Dagobertshausen GmbH & Co.KG and Donald Whitaker himself.

Jack Whitaker joins his cousin on the team with either Michael Whitaker’s 15-year-old stallion Equine America Valmy de La Lande or 12-year-old mare Equine America Q Paravetti N, also owned by Michael Whitaker and Graham Gillespie.

To keep up to date with all of the action from the Nations Cup, visit Longines Timing.


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