Richard Jones and his top ride Alfies Clover’s good performance at Badminton 5* Horse Trials in May have not gone unnoticed by the UK team selectors.
British Equestrian and the British Eventing selectors have announced the pair have been included in the list of ten reserves from which the team for the Eventing World Championships in September will be selected. The horse and rider combinations selected for the squad will then travel to Pratoni del Vivaro in Italy in September.
“The UK has some of the best world-class eventing horse and rider combinations at the moment. Witness the Badminton International Trials this year where Alfie came tenth, with just one Irish and one U.S. horse placed in the top ten – all the rest were Brits,” said a delighted Richard Jones.
Team Jones has hit the 2022 equestrian season at a gallop with three of their young event horses all putting in excellent performances recently at Rockingham International Horse Trials. With just three months to go to Burghley 5*, the next step for Alfie will be Burgham 4* at the end of July and then it’s all systems go for Burghley 5* at the beginning of September – or maybe a trip to Italy for the World Championships. Team Jones is preparing for all eventualities!
About Team Jones
Team Jones is based at Lowlands Farm in Rutland. Richard Jones is emerging as a top international eventer – in the top ten at Burghley and at Blenheim in 2018 – and his wife Victoria is going from strength to strength, building her international dressage career. The team has just finished a cross-country training field to add to their facilities so that training can go on for youngsters and established eventers alike.
Team Jones is sponsored by leading horse feeds manufacturers Dodson and Horrell, saddle pad designer Sedelogic, e-bikes provider Eco Voltz, sports photographers Julie Priestly, artist and photographer Deanne Ward, Stierna Equestrian Sportswear, equestrian glove distributor Hirzl UK, performance riding bootmakers Petrie, and IBA International media relations consultancy.