British WEG team announced

Just as lec predicted, British Eventing took the interesting step of naming their complete 6 horse WEG team on Tuesday:

Tina Cook riding Miner’s Frolic
William Fox-Pitt riding Cool Mountain
Piggy French riding Jakata 
Pippa Funnell riding Redesigned 
Mary King riding Imperial Cavalier 
Nicola Wilson riding Opposition Buzz 


Alternates:

Daisy Berkeley (Spring Along)
Sharon Hunt (Tankers Town)
Oliver Townend (Ashdale Cruise Master)
Lucy Wiegersma (Woodfalls Inigo Jones)


With around 70 days until the WEGs, major 4* fitness prep is still ahead of these horses, and the odds are that the 6 horse roster named today will not be the exact same one that flies to Lexington.  The British team is comprised of some savvy veterans as well as some up and coming horses.  Pippa has been named to her first national team in 5 years.  Two things that I never thought I would see at the beginning of the year are Oliver being left off the team and Cool Mountain as William’s horse.  It just goes to show the incredible ups and downs of our sport.  Go eventing.

USEF Short List: The USEF has made a few changes to the 2010 developing rider list on Tuesday.  We already have enough lists up on EN right now, but the press release should be available at the USEF press release page soon, or I’m sure someone else will copy and paste the press release so we can link to it.

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