British Team Selected for 2016 Olympic Games

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 11:06
British Dressage News

The British Olympic Association has announced the athletes that will compete for Team GB in the equestrian disciplines of dressage at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

In the British dressage team, reigning World, European and Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin will compete on Valegro joined by fellow 2012 Olympic team gold medallist Carl Hester with Nip Tuck.

The Dressage team will be completed by 2015 European team silver medallist Fiona Bigwood on Atterupgaards Orthilia and Spencer Wilton on Super Nova II – both of whom make their Olympic Games debuts.

The British Olympic dressage team includes:

  • Fiona Bigwood, age 40, based West Sussex, with Penny Bigwood and Neils and Lis Dahl’s Atterupgaards Orthilia
  • Charlotte Dujardin OBE, age 30, based Gloucestershire, with Rowena Luard, Anne Barrott and Carl Hester’s Valegro
  • Carl Hester MBE, age 49, based Gloucestershire, with Jane De La Mare and his own Nip Tuck
  • Spencer Wilton, age 43, based Reading, with Jennifer Goodman and his own Super Nova II

Travelling Reserve: Lara Griffith, age 27, based Gloucestershire, with Dr Wilfried and Ursula Bechtolsheimer’s Rubin Al Asad

Photo © Astrid Appels

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