Seumas Marwood and Wild Oats
Today we have the announcement of the longest, long list I have ever seen. There are many names here I expected to see including combinations on the way to the top like Christine Bates and her two mounts Adelaide Hill and Delago. I am also pleased to Sammi McLeod back in the spotlight following many years away from the bright lights of the high performance squads.
I am very surprised to see Brook Staples and Ever So Clever on the list, I honestly thought that after their disastrous show jumping round at Blenheim earlier this year they would have been banished to Siberia. Apparently not.
Here is the full press release.
Equestrian Australia announces Eventing Futures Squad
Equestrian Australia (EA) is proud to announce the first Eventing National Futures Squad.
Hundreds of horse and rider combinations were assessed at Talent Identification Days conducted in each state and in the United Kingdom in 2011 to select the 2012 National Futures Squad.
The National Performance Director and National Selectors selected the squad based on criteria expected to predict future success at elite levels of international competition.
The High Performance Program introduced the National Futures Squads for Dressage, Jumping and Eventing as a vital element of the Talent Identification Program. The National Futures Squad is designed to provide access to the High Performance Program before horses and riders are at a level of training and competition which would make them eligible for selection on National A or Elite Squads.
The squads provide an unparalleled opportunity to introduce promising horse/rider combinations to the High Performance Program, the National Selectors and National Performance Director.
Futures Squad members will receive access to clinics designed to assist in tracking performance, plus veterinary, sports science and sports medicine support.
High Performance Manager, Brett Mace said, “The National Futures Squads represent a significant expansion of the High Performance Program. It is central to the National Pathways, and allows talented horses and riders to access the development opportunities within the High Performance Program”.
Congratulations to the 2012 Futures Squad (Eventing) – listed below.
Rider Horse State
Aaron Moyes Tiger Moth NSW
Annabel Armstrong Bubble and Squeak NSW
Annabel Armstrong Jack in a Box NSW
Christine Bates Delago NSW
Christine Bates Adelaide Hill NSW
Craig Barrett Sandhills Brillaire NSW
Emma Mason Poker Face NSW
George Sheridan What an Ace NSW
Hamish Cargill Tahoe NSW
Jade Findlay Bloomers Twinkletoes NSW
Jade Findlay Frontier Psychaiatrist NSW
Rachel Lee Baillieu NSW
Shane Rose Virgil NSW
Stevie-Jade Shakoff Tickety Boo NSW
Emma Dougall Kelecyn Ice Age QLD
Kevin McNab Casperelli QLD
Kevin McNab Kelecyn Cognac QLD
Mattea Davidson Fairbanks Cargo QLD
Fairlie Taylor Edward Bounce SA
Jade Kluske Lakota SA
Rebekah Foster Carisbrooke Legs Eleven SA
Rebecca White Spy Master TAS
Amanda Ross William Wordsworth VIC
Edith Kane Serious Business VIC
Emily Anker Bvlgari VIC
Murray Lamperd Under the Clocks VIC
Seumas Marwood Wild Oats VIC
Tarryn Proctor ESB Irish Quest VIC
Will Enzinger Wenlock Aquifer VIC
Will Enzinger Wyuna Clear Image VIC
Will Enzinger Ruban Son VIC
Belinda Isbister Holy Bruce WA
Jessica Manson Legal Star WA
Sonja Johnson Belfast Mojito WA
Tegan Lush Tempus Fugit WA
Andrew Hoy Rutherglen UK
Andrew Hoy Cheeky Calimbo UK
Bill Levett Shanndondale Titan UK
Bill Levett Silk Stone UK
Bill Levett Baggrave Summertime UK
Bill Levett Improvise UK
Bill Levett Ballymore Rich Cat UK
Brook Staples Ever so Clever UK
Catherine Burrell Urzan UK
Clayton Fredericks Mr Sydney Rocks UK
Clayton Fredericks Macarthur UK
Clayton Fredericks Sorrento III UK
Lucinda Fredericks Latina 43 UK
Matt Ryan Bonza Bilbarin UK
Matt Ryan Bonza Rusty May UK
Paul Tapner Wickstead Didgeridoo UK
Paul Tapner Kilronan UK
Sam Griffiths Mumbo Jumbo IV UK
Sam Griffiths Paulank Brockagh UK
Sam Griffiths Real Dancer UK
Samantha Seaton Earls Grove UK
Sammi McLeod Kintara UK
Sammi McLeod Shannondale Santiago UK
Sammi McLeod LG Wellington UK
Yours in Eventing.