Sunday 12 August 2012
The squad representing Great Britain at the final leg of the 2012 Top Level Nations Cup competition at the Dublin Horse Show next week will be:
Tina Fletcher from Faringdon, Oxon with Lady Pauline Harris’ 13-year-old gelding Hello Sailor owned by Lady Pauline Harris
Will Funnell from Dorking, Surrey with Julie Slade’s 9 year-old chestnut gelding Billy Angelo
Warwickshire based Nick Skelton with Beverley Widdowson’s 11 year-old grey gelding Carlo 273. This will be the first competition since Nick’s return from Greenwich where he was a member of the jumping team that won Gold at the London 2012 Olympics with Beverley Widdowson’s other top horse Big Star.
Warwickshire’s Robert Smith with his own 10 year-old bay mare Voila
John Whitaker from Huddersfield with his wife Clare’s 10 year-old British Bred bay stallion Argento
The Top Level Nations Cup in Dublin takes place at the Dublin Horse Show which runs between the 15-19th August and will be the last of the eight 5* Nations Cup competitions in which official teams representing qualified nations compete against each other in their teams of four. The eight events have take place across two rounds at eight of the most prestigious venues competing for a minimum of €200,000 at each.
The Nations Cup will take place on the Friday at 15:00hrs with a Grand Prix taking place on the final day (Sunday). For full show information please visit www.dublinhorseshow.com
The event will be streamed on FEI TV and will also be shown later on both Eurosport and Horse and country TV (Sky 280)
Great Britain go into the final competition in 3rd place on the League Table in which Germany lead and France are holding 2nd position.
FEI Nations Cup™ 2012 - Standings after Round 7 at Hickstead (GBR):
1. Germany - 47
2. France - 37
3. Great Britain - 32
4. Sweden - 31.5
4. Switzerland - 31.5
6. Netherlands - 29.5
7. Ireland - 29
8. Belgium - 28.5
FEI Nations Cup™ 2012 Calendar:
La Baule (FRA), 10-13 May; Rome (ITA), 24-27 May; St Gallen (SUI), 31 May – 2 June; Rotterdam (NED) 20-24 June; Aachen (GER) 3 - 8 July; Falsterbo (SWE) 12-15 July; Hickstead (GBR) 19-22 July; Dublin (IRE) 15-19 August.