The eventing combinations who will be joining Team GB at Tokyo 2020 have been announced and all four of the chosen riders benefited from our Let's Make a Difference funding donation.
Laura Collett with London 52
Owners: Karen Bartlett, Keith Scott and Laura Collett
Groom: Matilda Sayburn-Hughes
Tom McEwen with Toledo de Kerser
Owners: Fred and Penny Barker, Jane Inns and Ali McEwen
Groom: Francesca Gorni
Oliver Townend with Ballaghmor Class
Owners: Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan
Groom: Jess McKie
Piggy March with Brookfield Inocent (travelling reserve)
Owners: John and Chloe Perry and Alison Swinburn
Groom: Amy Phillips
For the HTSG it is particularly exciting to see Laura Collett selected as she was one of our scholars in 2018 and has continued to represent the HTSG over the last few years as an ambassador. Also her horse London 52 is partly owned by our vary own Hon Treasurer Karen Bartlett.
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The HTSG Committee are pleased to announce that we have agreed an exciting new funding donation with Team GBR’s Performance Director and Performance Manager for Eventing, Richard Waygood, MBE.
Titled “Let’s Make a Difference”, a donation of £20,000 raised through the HTSG has been made to support the training of British riders who are in the running for selection onto the British Olympic Team heading to Tokyo 2020.
The two-stage programme will start with each rider receiving a training bursary to be spent on training with elite coaches between now and Long List Selection in May. Coaching plans will be discussed with Chris Bartle, the Eventing High Performance Coach and Richard Waygood. The second stage will kick in after Long List Selection and will target the funds to key individuals on the Long List on a bespoke basis.
The HTSG has a well-established partnership with British Teams, having been established in 1978 with the specific aims of the aiding and funding training and development of talented riders for Britain's three-day event teams. This latest donation affirms this relationship and we look forward to seeing British riders develop further thanks to the additional training they will receive thanks the generosity of our members.
Ginny Elliott, HTSG Chair said:
“We all feel it is a brilliant concept and I am sure our members will wholeheartedly agree. We all wish the riders a great season and preparation for Tokyo”.
Richard Waygood said:
“I would like to say a huge thank you on behalf of the riders and owners to all HTSG group members for supporting Team GBR in this very generous way. The training bursaries will be used to support riders campaigning for Tokyo to sharpen that competitive edge which will set them apart.”
Find out more about Team GBR Equestrian at: www.equestrianteamgbr.co.uk
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