Following the viewing trial hosted at Keysoe earlier this month, the British Senior Selection Panel has named the horses selected to represent Great Britain at the 2020 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Verden, 9 – 13 December.
The championships were scheduled for August but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will now move indoors at the iconic German venue.
Chief Selector Judy Harvey commented; “It’s been a longer process this year with revised selection criteria and my fellow selectors did a great job going through videos to narrow combinations down for the selection trial at Keysoe. I’d like to thank all the riders and owners who brought horses to the selection trial and to Ferdi Eilberg and Richard Baldwin for judging. It was an unusual measure but this has not been a normal year and everyone’s flexibility is appreciated. The standards were high and it was clear that riders had used the time away from competition wisely. The six horses we’ve selected are exceptional and a credit to their riders, owners and breeders and we’re proud to be sending such a strong contingent to fly the British flag in Germany this December.”
The British horses selected for Verden are:
- Jezz Palmer - King IV (KWPN stallion, by Governor x Johnson) - Breeder: Freek Hoogengoom - Owner: Richard Burge
- Greg Simms - Waverley Fellini (OLD gelding, by Furstenball x Sandro Hit) - Breeder: Sara Longworth - Owner: Stena Hoerner
- Tom Goode - Straight Horse De Milla (DWB mare, by De Niro x Zack) - Breeder and Owner: Mogens Pedersen, DK and Emile Faurie
- Tom Goode - Jaristo (KWPN stallion, by Dream Boy x Nourejev) - Breeder: Appie Dijstra - Owner: Helgstrand Dressage/Emile Faurie
- Sarah Millis - Impressive VDC (KWPN gelding, by Charmeur x Krack C) Breeder: Piet Crum - Owner: Sarah Millis
- Luke Baber-Davies - Ivoli-E (KWPN mare, by Dream Boy x Jazz) Breeder: W.J.M. Erven - Owner: Laurant Balzaretti
Two 7-year old reserves have been named:
- Reserve 1: Lisa Marriot - Rockstar (OLD gelding, by Rock Forever NRW x Stedinger) - Breeder: Gerd Sosath - Owner: Lisa Marriot
- Reserve 2: Greg Sims - Waverley Dante (HANN gelding, by Dimaggio x Furst Heinrich) - Breeder: Sara Longworth - Owner: Greg Sims
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2020 World Championships Young Dressage Horses