British Equestrian Announces 2021 FEI European Eventing Championship Long List

Mollie Summerland and Charly van ter Heiden. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

British Equestrian and the British Eventing Selectors can today confirm the 30 eventing athlete and horse combinations that will form their long list of entries ahead of the FEI Eventing European Championship, set to take place in Avenches, Switzerland, on 22–26 September this year.

Long list entries, listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname:

  • Sarah Bullimore (48) based in Keysoe, Bedfordshire, with the Kew Jumping Syndicate, Brett Bullimore and her own Corouet (chestnut, gelding, 10yrs, 15.2hh, Balou du Rouet x Lovis Corinth, Breeder: Sarah Bullimore GBR)
  • Rosalind Canter (35) based in Hallington, Lincolnshire, with Caroline Moore and her own Allstar B (bay, gelding, 16yrs, 17hh, Ephebe For Ever x Erkstein, Breeder: FAJ Van der Burg NED) and Michele Saul’s Lordships Graffalo (bay, gelding, 9yrs, 17hh, Grafenstolz x Rock King, Breeder: Lordships Stud Writtle College GBR)
  • Kirsty Chabert (32) based in Salisbury, Wiltshire, with John Johnston and Carole Somers’ Classic IV (bay, mare, 12yrs, 16.1hh, s. Calvaro FC, Breeder: P. Charles GBR)
  • Emilie Chandler (40) from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, with Maria Doel’s Gortfadda Diamond (brown, gelding, 12yrs, 16.2hh, Water Valley Cool Diamond x Glacial Storm, Breeder: Sean Thomas Lydon IRL)
  • Laura Collett (31) based in Salperton, Gloucestershire, with Karen Bartlett, Keith Scott and her own London 52 (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.3hh, Landos x Quinar, Breeder: Ocke Riewerts GER) and Keith Scott, Nick How and her own Mr Bass (bay, gelding, 13yrs, 16.2hh, Carrico x Exorbitant XX, Breeder: Henning Heinz GER)
  • Kristina Cook (50) based Findon, West Sussex, with Elisabeth Murdoch and Keith Tyson’s Billy the Red (chestnut, gelding, 14yrs, 16.1hh, Balou du Rouet x Stan The Man XX, Breeder: Michaela Weber-Herrmann GER)
  • William Fox- Pitt (52) based in Sturminster Newton, Dorset, with Jennifer Dowling and his own Little Fire (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 17hh, Graf Top x Heraldik GER) and the Oratorio Syndicate’s Oratorio (brown, gelding, 12yrs, 16.3hh, Oslo Biats x Topanoora, Breeder: R. Jenks GBR)
  • Pippa Funnell (52) based in Dorking, Surrey, with Jonathan and Jane Clarke’s MGH Grafton Street (bay, gelding, 13yrs, 16.2hh, s. OBOS Quality, Breeder: Padraig and Lucy McCarthy GBR) and Barbara and Nicholas Walkinshaw’s Billy Walk On (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.3hh, Billy Mexico x Golden Bash, Breeder: Donal Barnwell GBR)
  • Ben Hobday (33) based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, with Jane Chamber’s and his own Shadow Man (chestnut, gelding, 11yrs, 17hh, Fidjy of Colors x Winningmood van de Arenberg, BEL)
  • Yasmin Ingham (24) based in Nantwich, Cheshire, originally from the Isle of Man, with Janette Chinn and Sue Davies’ Banzai Du Loir (chestnut, gelding, 10yrs, 16.2hh, Nouma D’Auzay x Livarot, Breeder: Pierre Gouye FRA)
  • Tom Jackson (28) based in Ashford, Kent, with Patricia Davenport, Milly Simmie and Sarah Webb’s Capels Hollow Drift (grey, gelding, 10yrs, 16.2hh, Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan x Lucky Gift, Breeder: Jeanette Glynn IRL)
  • Kitty King (38) based in Chippenham, Wiltshire, with Diana Bown, Sally Eyre, Samantha Wilson and Sally Lloyd-Baker’s Vendredi Biats (grey, gelding, 12yrs, 16.2hh, Winningmood x Camelia de Ruelles, Breeder: Phillipe Brivois FRA)
  • Piggy March (40) based in Maidwell, Northamptonshire, with John and Chloe Perry and Alison Swinburn’s Brookfield Inocent (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.3hh, Inocent x Kings Servant, Breeder: John Mulvey IRL)
  • Tom McEwen (30) based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, with Fred and Penny Barker, Jane Inns and Ali McEwen’s Toledo de Kerser (bay, gelding, 14yrs, 16.1hh, Diamant de Semilly x Papillon Rouge, Breeder: Kerstin Drevet FRA)
  • Harry Meade (37) based in West Littleton, Wiltshire, with Mandy Gray and his own Superstition (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.1hh, s. Satisfaction FRH, Breeder: Eva Meier GBR) and David Bernstein, Sophie Caruth, Tamsie Castle and Nigella Hall’s Tenareze (bay, gelding, 14yrs, 16.1hh, Jaguar Mail x Quatar de Plape, Breeder: Patrick Sisqueille FRA)
  • Mollie Summerland (23) based in Marlborough, Wiltshire with her own Charly van ter Heiden (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.1hh, Contendros Bube x Escudo II, Breeder: Klaus Steffens GER)
  • Gemma Tattersall (36) based in Horsham, West Sussex, with Caroline Teltsch’s Santiago Bay (bay, mare, 13yrs, 16.1hh, ARS Vivendi x Aldatus Z, Breeder: Thomas Merrigan IRL) and Christopher Stone’s Chilli Knight (chestnut, gelding, 11yrs, 16.2hh, Chilli Morning x Rock King, Breeder: Christopher Stone GBR)
  • Izzy Taylor (38) based in Bicester, Oxfordshire, with Mark Sartori and her own Monkeying Around (bay, gelding, 10yrs, 16.2hh, Bertoli W x Donnerhall II, Breeder: Christian Heinrich GER)
  • Oliver Townend (38) based in Ellesmere, Shropshire, with Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s Ballaghmor Class (grey, gelding, 14yo, 16.2hh, s. Courage II, Breeder: Noel Hicky IRL) and Angela Hislop’s Cooley Master Class (bay, gelding, 16yrs, 16.2hh, Ramiro B x Master Imp, Breeder: John Hagan IRL)
  • Nicola Wilson (44) based in Northallerton, North Yorkshire, with Deirdre Johnston and James and Jo Lambert’s JL Dublin (dark brown, gelding, 10yo, 16.2hh, Diarados Cheeky Boy x Cantano, Breeder: Volker Coettsche-Goetze GER) and James and Jo Lambert’s Bulana (black, mare, 15yrs, 16.3hh, Tygo x Furore, Breeder: S. van Dellen NED)
  • Isabelle (Bubby) Upton (22) from Newmarket, Suffolk, with Rachel Upton’s Cannavaro (bay, gelding, 14yrs, 16.2hh, Oklund x Don Juan, Breeder: E. van de Vleuten NED) and Rachel Upton’s Cola (brown, gelding, 11yrs, 16.2hh, Catoki x Contender, Breeder: Peter Boege GER)

All combinations hold their place on the long list subject to achieving the necessary minimum eligibility requirements to qualify for the championship

Selection decisions are subject to the athletes and horses maintaining fitness and performance, and this list may be amended at any stage. When the championship schedule is released, a further nominated selection meeting will be held to narrow down the long list to 18 combinations that will be submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as our nominated entries for the Eventing European Championship 2021.

The selected squad of six, including four team and two individual combinations, plus reserves, will be announced on or around 20 August.