Event Director Jane Tuckwell and the team at Badminton Horse Trials would like to say a huge well done to this brilliant selection of British riders and their horses for being selected for Team GB’s Eventing team at this year’s Olympics – and of course congratulations go to owners and grooms of all horses named on the squad too.
“We are so looking forward to following all riders and nationalities throughout the Olympics but this team are of course extra special to us over here in the UK.”
The eventing foursome, who are are all Olympic debutantes are listed below (and photographed at Badminton):
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, Groom: Matilda Sayburn-Hughes)
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, Groom: Francesca Gorni)
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, Groom: Jess McKie).
Oliver was also the winning rider of Badminton Horse Trials 2009 with Flint Curtis.
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, Groom: Amy Phillips).
Piggy was also the 2019 Badminton Horse Trials title winner with Vanir Kamira.
Non-travelling reserves are as per the nominated entries lists for both teams.
The Eventing takes place from 30 JULY – 2 AUGUST