British Showjumping Team announced for CSIO3* VillaMoura Nations Cup

Wednesday 08 November 2023

British Showjumping Team announced for CSIO3* VillaMoura Nations Cup

Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO3* Nations Cup of VillaMoura (POR), the following team have been selected to represent Great Britain. The competition takes place between the 16th – 19th November 2023 at the VillaMoura Equestrian Centre, Portugal.

  • Mark Edwards, from Vale of Glamorgan, with either the 12-year-old bay gelding Flying Tinker II, owned by Marlene Edwards, or the 8-year-old black gelding Dillinger NE, owned by Martyn Edwards.
     
  • Oliver Fletcher, from Oxfordshire, with the 11-year-old bay gelding Hello William, jointly owned by Lady Pauline Kirkham and Lady Pauline Harris.
     
  • Claudia Moore, from Essex, with the 11-year-old bay mare Hardesther, owned by Katrina Moore.
     
  • James Smith, from Kirkcudbrightshire, with the 11-year-old bay stallion Tayvale Hunky Dory, jointly owned by Jim Wilmer and James Smith.
     
  • Adrian Whiteway, from Bristol, with the 10-year-old bay stallion Chacco Volo, owned by Deborah Cox.

The Grand Prix will take place on Friday, 17th November, while the Nations Cup competition will be on Sunday, 19th November. The Chef d’Équipe for the team will be Stanny Van Paasschen.

For further information on the show and full results once the show is underway visit www.vilamouraequestriancentre.com/champions-tour. The competition will be livestreamed on Moura Tours YouTube.

The GBR showjumping teams are supported by the British Equestrian Federation’s World Class Programme, funded by UK Sport through the National Lottery. The Programme focuses on identifying talent, developing potential and maximising medal-winning performances on the world stage. The teams are further supported by LeMieux, who supply the teams with their saddlepads and rugs.

 
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