Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018 by Sasha Melia
Endurance GB is delighted to confirm the entries for the Meydan FEI European Endurance
Championship for Young Riders and Juniors, due to take place in San Rossore, Pisa (ITA)
on the 25th and 26th July 2018. The following combinations have been confirmed to
represent Great Britain:
Charlie Chadwick on her own Hazelcroft Gosens Tsar
Kate Atkinson on DNS Ronaldo, owned by Kate’s mother Rachael Atkinson
Ollie Holman on Bronze Nahdir, owned by Harry Ingram
Athletes must be aged between 14 and 21 and horses must be a minimum of eight years old
in order to compete at the Regional Championship. The 120km course is made up of four
loops of 33km, 28km, 31km and 28km respectively. Pre-Ride vetting takes place at 4pm on
the 25th July and the ride itself will start at 6.30am on the San Rossore Race Course (Pisa,
ITA). FEI Medals are on offer for both team and individual podium placings with a prestigious
Best Condition Trophy also to be won.
This will be Kate Atkinson’s third Championship, her second with selected mount DNS
Ronaldo. They will be looking to better their result this year and continue the excellent recent
form seen with this talented pair.
Charlie Chadwick with Hazelcroft Gosens Tsar will be tackling their second Championship
course together. This combination were selected to represent Great Britain in 2016 where
they travelled to Portgual as part of the British Team. An unlucky result saw their dream end
at the second vet gate – so Charlie will be keen to put some demons to bed. Charlie and
Tsar have been competing at International level together since 2014 so they know each
other well and are sure to put in a great performance this time around.
A new combination in 2018 is Ollie Holman and Bronze Nahdir and they’ve certainly arrived
with a bang! Ollie has been competing in FEI competitions for just two years and has only
been partnered with Bronze Nahdir since the end of last season. They have a perfect record
this year competing two CEI2*, both finishing in first place. Whilst they may be a new
combination, Bronze Nahdir is more than used to the International scene having been
competing in FEI Competition since 2014.
Chef d’Equipe, Jo Chisolm, commented: “We are really happy with the team for
this Championship – we have a great mix of experience, up and coming riders and
new combinations to this level”.
The GBR Young Rider team is being supplied team kit by sponsor Musto so they will be
looking super smart to represent their country at this prestigious event. Further information
on the event itself can be found on www.endurancelifestyle.it