Team GB, with thanks to Great Meadow International sponsor Land Rover, have flown three horses and riders out to Virginia to compete in the first ever Nations Cup to take place outside of Europe. EN decided we’d probably all like to get to know them a bit better, so it’s our mission to stalk them all weekend! U.S.-based Brit Justine Dutton was featured on EN a few days ago, and we will catch up with her again soon. Let’s meet our UK squad.
Ros Canter brings her own and her mother’s Zenshera to the Great Meadow International, a horse she gained most of her experience on and who’s coming back after some time off.
Some good news for Allstar B fans — Ros confirmed that after a heart murmur put paid to their Badminton plans in the spring (they withdrew after the dressage), he is now completely back to normal. They just finished third at Strzegom in Poland, helping Team GB to a Nations Cup win there, and will be aiming for Burghley in September.
Ben Way was so impressive at Badminton in the spring for a 12th place finish on Galley Light, but he brings a relatively new ride to Virginia.
Jodie Amos and Wise Crack have perhaps the most experience together on the team, having been highly placed at both Bramham and Blenheim together and completing Burghley, and Jodie is clearly thrilled to have the opportunity to travel to the U.S., a first for them both.
We’ll be keeping tabs on Team GB all weekend and posting more updates, as well as catching up with some of our U.S. competitors and international riders. It’s going to be a long, hot Saturday but an exciting one, and we’ll be bringing you everything you need from the Land Rover Great Meadow International for the next two days.