British Showjumping Team announced for CSIO5* Aachen FEI Nations Cup

Friday 16 June 2023

British Showjumping Team announced for CSIO5* Aachen FEI Nations Cup

Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO5* Nations Cup at the World Equestrian Festival, Aachen (GER), the following team have been selected to represent Great Britain. The competition takes place between the 27 June – 2 July 2023 at the CHIO Aachen, Germany, and will also host Nations Cups for Dressage, Eventing, Vaulting and Driving.

  • Scott Brash MBE, from West Sussex, with either the 9-year-old grey gelding Hello Valentino or the 14-year-old bay gelding Hello Jefferson, both jointly owned by Lady Harris and Lady Kirkham.
     
  • Harry Charles, from Hampshire, with the 14-year-old bay gelding Romeo 88, jointly owned by Ann Thompson and Harry Charles
     
  • Tim Gredley, from Suffolk, with the 11-year-old bay gelding Medoc de Toxandria, owned by Unex Competition Yard Ltd.
     
  • Ben Maher MBE, from Hertfordshire, with the 13-year-old bay gelding Faltic HB, owned by Ben Maher Ltd.
     
  • Donald Whitaker, from South Yorkshire, with the 12-year-old bay stallion Di Caprio, owned by Reitsportanlage Dagobertshausen GmbH & CO.KG

The Nations Cup competition takes place on Thursday, 29 June at 19:30 hrs local time (18:30 BST), while the Grand Prix will be on Sunday, 2 July at 14:30 hrs local time (13:30 BST). The Chef d’Équipe for the team will be Di Lampard.

For further information on the show and full results and livestreaming once the show is underway, visit https://www.chioaachen.de/en/

The Rolex Grand Prix in Aachen forms the first leg as part of The Rolex Grand Slam Spruce Meadows, followed by Spruce Meadows, Geneva and ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Any rider who wins the Grand Prix at Aachen, Spruce Meadows and Geneva in succession will win one million euros in addition to the prize money on offer. If that same rider continues their success by winning a fourth Major in succession, they will be rewarded with an additional 1 million Euro bonus. Great Britain’s Scott Brash is currently the only rider to have achieved this feat in 2015, riding the formidable Hello Sanctos,

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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