British Long Listed Riders for the 2024 Paralympic Games

Mon, 06/17/2024 - 12:36
Great Britain
Charlotte Cundall and FJ Veyron at the 2023 European Para Dressage Championships :: Photo © Silke Rottermann

The British Dressage Selectors  confirmed the 12 para dressage athlete and horse combinations that will be submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as their nominated entries for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

Only the combinations who appear on the nominated entries list (closing date Wednesday 19 June 2024) may be put forward to the British Paralympic Association for selection to the Games. 

Selection decisions are subject to the athletes and horses maintaining fitness and performance, and this list may be amended at any point up to 19 June 2024. The selected squad of four combinations to travel to Paris as part of ParalympicsGB, plus reserves, will be announced in July. 

Nominated entries, listed by classification grade and then in alphabetical order by athlete surname:  

Grade 1 

  • Gabriella Blake (31) with her Gavin and Estelle Blake and her own Strong Beau (grey, gelding, 15yrs, 15hh, Spinway Blacktorn x Balda Beau, Breeder: Mrs S. Amos GBR) 
  • Sophie Christiansen (36)  with her own Gladstone (bay, stallion, 13yrs, 17.1hh, Bodyguard x Santano, Breeder: J. H. Dekker NED) 
  • Mari Durward-Akhurst (30) with Diane Redfern, Nick Durward-Akhurst and Rob Waine’s Athene Lindebjerg (black, mare, 17yrs, 17hh, Gribaldi x Diamante, Breeders: Mr and Mrs Bech DEN) 

Grade 2 

  • Georgia Wilson (28) with Geoff and Julie Wilson and her own Faside Got the Love (bay, gelding, 8yrs, 16hh, Grey Flanell x San Amour, Breeder: V. Sandison GBR) and Sakura (chestnut, mare, 10yrs, 16hh, Supertramp x Rockstar, Breeder: G. Eilberg GBR) 

Grade 3 

  • Natasha Baker (34) with Joanna Jensen, Christian Landolt, Phil and Lorraine Baker and her own Keystone Dawn Chorus (bay, mare, 13yrs, 16.1hh, Dimaggio x Escudo, Breeder: S. Lavendera GBR) 
  • Erin Orford (35) with Neil and Jackie Walker and Sophie Wells’ Dragons Fire (dark bay, gelding, 8yrs, 16.1hh, De Niro x  Hohenstein) and Charlotte Hogg’s C Fatal Attraction (dark brown, gelding, 17yrs, 16.1hh, Fidertanz x Olivi, Breeder: E. E. Brandon NED) 

Grade 4 

  • Nicola Naylor (63)with Rosalind Emery Kay and her own Humberto L (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.2hh, Cachet L x Haarlem, Breeder: J. Lamers NED) 

Grade 5 

  • Charlotte Cundall (39) with The Veyron Partnership’s FJ Veyron (chestnut, gelding, 14yrs, 17.2hh, Vivaldi x Fidermark, Breeder: Active Equestrian GBR) 
  • Sophie Wells (34) with Rowland Kinch’s Don Cara M (dark bay, gelding, 15yrs, 16.3hh, Don Jovi x Rafurstinels, Breeder: H. Melis NED) and The Lady Joseph Trust’s LJT Egebjerggards Samoa (black, mare, 8yrs, 16.1hh, St Schufro x Gribaldi, Breeder: Anders Green Hansen DEN) 

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