Richard has this week been selected as part of Great Britain’s long-list of competitors for the 2019 Eventing European Championships. Following on from his strong fourth-place finish at the 2019 Bramham International Horse Trials CCI4*L earlier this month, the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) this week confirmed Richard and top-class event horse Alfies Clover as one of the combinations long-listed for the 2019 FEI Eventing European Championships.
Up to six combinations will be selected from this list to represent Great Britain at the 2019 Eventing European Championships, which this year takes place in Luhmühlen, Germany, from 29 August to 1 September 2019.
“The past 18 months have been hugely rewarding for myself and Alfies Clover, so to be recognised with a place on the GB long-list is a thrilling outcome as we work towards even greater results,” said Richard. “This represents an exciting next chapter and yet another opportunity to represent Great Britain on the international stage, following our selection in January for the World Class Programme Podium Potential eventing squad for 2019-2021.”
World Class Eventing Performance Manager, Dickie Waygood, commented: “We are very excited and looking forward to the European Championships in Luhmühlen. Off the back of some phenomenal results by British riders this season, we have a very strong squad to choose from. The selectors will have a tough decision to make when it comes to announcing the combinations that will head out to Germany in August.”
The full long-list consists of:
Richard Jones, from Rutland, with his own, Dinah Saunders and Sandra Martin’s 12-year-old gelding Alfies Clover
Alex Bragg, from Somerset, with Mr and Mrs Ellicott’s 15-year-old gelding Zagreb
Sarah Bullimore, from Bedfordshire, with Christopher and Susan Gillespie and Brett Bullimore’s 15-year-old gelding Reve du Rouet
Laura Collett, from Gloucestershire, with Karen Bartlett, Keith Scott and her own 10-year-old gelding London 52
Kristina Cook, from West Sussex, with Elisabeth Murdoch’s 12-year-old gelding Billy The Red
William Fox-Pitt, from Dorset, with Jennifer Dowling’s 10-year-old gelding Little Fire
Piggy French, from Northamptonshire, with Jayne Mcgivern’s 12-year-old gelding Quarrycrest Echo and Trevor Dickens 14-year-old mare Vanir Kamira
Pippa Funnell, from Surrey, with her own and Marek Sebestak’s 12-year-old gelding Majas Hope
Kitty King, from Wiltshire, with Diana Bown, Sally Eyre, Samantha Wilson and Sally Lloyd-Baker’s 10-year-old gelding Vendredi Biats
Tom McEwen, from Wiltshire, with Barbara Cooper’s 14-year-old gelding Figaro Van Het Broekxhof and Fred and Penny Barker, Jane Inns and Alison McEwen’s 12-year-old gelding Toledo de Kerser
Harry Meade, from Wiltshire, with Charlotte Opperman’s 12-year-old gelding Away Cruising
Gemma Tattersall, from West Sussex, with The Soul Syndicate’s 16-year-old gelding Arctic Soul and Christopher Stone’s British-bred 11-year-old mare Jalapeno III
Oliver Townend, from Shropshire, with Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s 12-year-old gelding Ballaghmor Class and Angela Hislop’s 14-year-old gelding Cooley Master Class
Nicola Wilson, from North Yorkshire, with Mr James Lambert OBE and Mrs Jo Lambert’s 13-year-old mare Bulana
More information on the 2019 European Championships can be found here.
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.
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has selected Rutland event rider Richard Jones as one of five event riders for the UK Sport World Class Podium Potential squad for 2019-2021. Team Jones is sponsored by leading horse feeds manufacturers Dodson and Horrell, sports photographers Julie Priestly, artist and photographer Deanne Ward, and IBA International media relations consultancy.
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