15 juni 2016

Para-Equestrians aim for World Championships

Britain’s para-equestrian carriage drivers are setting their sights on team selection for the 2016 World Championships. Announced only recently, the prestigious event will take place in Beesd, Holland, from 3 to 6 August.

Those putting their names forward competed at the recent British Carriagedriving (BC) Windsor Park Regional event with final selection being made after the BC National at Ashfields, Essex, which takes place from 8 to 10 July. This event will also host the British Para-Equestrian National Open title.

Among the team hopefuls of established drivers such as Debbie Daniel, Lucy Barclay, Sarah Baverstock and Judi Ralls will be newcomers Jamie Williams, who won the Para class at Windsor, and Emily Ham. Debbie, Lucy and Sarah were among the British representatives at the last World Championships held on home turf at Sandringham in 2014 where Lucy finished individual fourth. Individual Bronze medallist at Sandringham, Mick Ward, is unavailable for Beesd.

Chef d’Equipe will be Rachel Belliere-Wilson assisted by Julie Camm with Sarah Howe continuing in her role as team coach.