British Horses Selected for 2022 World Young Horse Championships

Sat, 08/20/2022 - 11:08
Great Britain
Beth Bainbridge and Zackorado at the 2022 CDN Hickstead :: Photo © Spidge

Following the viewing trial hosted at Hartpury Festival last month, the Senior Selection Panel announced the horses selected to represent Great Britain at the 2022 World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Ermelo, the Netherlands on 7 – 11 September 2022.

5-year olds

  • no 5-year olds were selected

6-year olds

  • Bart Veeze from Gelderland, the Netherlands with Jan van den Heuvel’s Denton RMD (bay stallion, 2016, Glock's Dream Boy N.O.P. x Blue Hors Don Schufro, BHHS). Home-bred.
    Breeder: Rosie Moreton-Deakin, Great Britain.
  • Beth Bainbridge based in Devon, originally from Hampshire, with Blue Hors APS’s Blue Hors Zackorado (black stallion, 2016, Blue Hors Zack x Florencio I, OLDBG) - pictured. Foreign-bred.
    Breeder: Paul Rode, Germany

The reserves are: Sarah Rogers from Gloucestershire with Ursula Bechtolsheimer and Laura Tomlinson’s Full Moon II (dark bay gelding, 2016, Fürstenball x Gribaldi, OLDBG). Foreign-bred - Breeder: Dr Wilfried Bechtolsheimer, Great Britain. The second reserve is Ursula Bechtolsheimer and Laura Tomlinson's Forest Hill (bay gelding, 2016, Fürsten-Look x United, OLDBG). Foreign-bred. Breeder: Dr Wilfried Bechtolsheimer, Great Britain, also ridden by Sarah Rogers

7-year olds

  • Sadie Smith from Hampshire with her own Swanmore Dantina (bay mare, 2015, Dante Weltino OLD x Charatan W, BHHS). Home-bred.
    Breeder: Ben St John-James, Great Britain
  • Greg Sims from Conwy with his own and Stena Hoerner’s Waverley Fellini (bay gelding, 2015, Fürstenball x Sandro Hit, OLDBG). Foreign-bred.
    Breeder: Sara Longworth, Great Britain.

The reserve is Sarah Millis from West Sussex with her own Kissingdale N&A (dark brown gelding, 2015, Lord Leatherdale x Santano, KWPN). Foreign-bred. Breeder: Dressuurstal Laay, the Netherlands

British Bred First

In May, it was announced that the selection policy for the FEI WBFSH Dressage World Breeding Championships for Young Horses had been revised. This was following the release of updated guidelines from the FEI and WBFSH for the Championships regarding home-bred and foreign-bred horses, which come into effect from this year.

Therefore, from the 2022 event forwards, home-bred horses must be registered at birth with a studbook belonging to the country of the nominating Federation, with a UELN that corresponds to the studbook of origin. For the purposes of these championships, horses born in the country of the National Federation, but registered at birth with a studbook belonging to any other country outside of Great Britain, are considered to be foreign-bred.

Great Britain is eligible to select and send up to two home-bred horses per age group, as per the WBFSH member quota. If no, or fewer than two home-bred horses have met the minimum eligibility requirements at the final selection trials, the British Dressage selectors may nominate foreign-bred horses in line with the conditions stipulated under the FEI Dressage World Breeding Championship guidelines.

Related Link
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2022 World Championships Young Dressage Horses