Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Great Britain: Endurance GB Elite Squad Stepping up the Pace


18th June 2012

Endurance GB Elite squad members Christine Yeoman and Nikki Malcolm have both recently been out to strengthen their chances of team selection for the Endurance GB team for the 2012 Longines FEI World Endurance Championships at Euston Park near Thetford on the 25th August.

The 2011 National Endurance Champion, Nikki Malcolm (28) from Whitcombe in Dorset has qualified a second horse to be eligible to take part World Championships. Nikki took 4th place in the 160km FEI 3* Endurance Ride at Euston Park near Thetford recently with L R Bold Greyson.

Owned by Christine Yeoman, L R Bold Greyson is proving to be a solid performer. Greyson was bought from America at the end of 2011 and has so far completed two 160km rides with success this season. Christine also finished in 6th place in the FEI 3* Haywood Oaks ride in Nottinghamshire in April with him.

Nikki said “Christine had already qualified for the World Championships with Greyson earlier in the year, our plan was for us to both qualify on him as well as our other horses to create more options and a stronger team for the Championships”. Nikki’s other ride is the consistent Anglo Arab Khartoum With A K, with whom she holds a 100% ride completion record.

All three horses, Khartoum With A K, L M Crazy Girl and L R Bold Greyson will now go to the final team trial for the 2012 World Championships at Kings Forest, Bury St Edmunds on the 29th June. Nikki is set to take Khartoum With A K, Christine will partner Crazy Girl and New Zealander, Lisa Davenport will ride Greyson. The team for the World Championships will be announced shortly after this final trial.

Endurance GB Elite squad member Kirsty Wiscombe from Lyme Regis took 7th place in the 160km Endurance ride at Euston Park on the 27th May with her stallion, Yawlhill Billy.

Article by Holdsworth PR

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