Australia's eventing squad for Aachen announced

Bill Levett named on Australian Aachen squad

      Bill Levett and Silk Stone have been named on the Aachen squad

National eventing selectors today confirmed the five member squad which will contest the teams and individual event at the World Equestrian Festival at Aachen from 27-29 June 2013.

All five combinations will travel to and compete at the competition with national selectors to confirm prior to the event which four riders will contest the FEI Eventing Nations Cup team’s event and who will line-up in the individual competition.

Congratulations to the following horse and rider combinations which comprise Australia’s eventing squad for Aachen:

 

Rider

Horse    

Owner(s) 

Andrew Hoy

Cheeky Calimbo

Christiane Classen

Bill Levett

Silk Stone

Francis Birk

Chris Burton

Holstein Park Leilani

Jean and Jade Findlay

Murray Lamperd

Under the Clocks

Murray Lamperd and Jade Wishart

Paul Tapner          

Wickstead Didgeridoo        

Paul and Georgina Tapner, Vicki Mace, Fred and Penny Barker

Australia’s National Performance Director for Eventing, Prue Barrett, said events such as the FEI Eventing Nations Cup series were pivotal to building successful teams for major international championships.

“Events such as Aachen replicate the competitive environment that riders will face if selected for a WEG or Olympic Games team, making them a crucial part of Australia’s preparation for these events.”

“They also allow riders to benefit from the full range of support services that are available to Australian team members, such as veterinary and coaching support,” Barrett said. 

Also representing Australia at this year’s World Equestrian Festival will be vaulter Krystle Lander and driver Boyd Exell, who will be aiming for his fifth successive driving title at this event.

The World Equestrian Festival at Aachen will run from 21 – 30 June.

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