British Equestrian announces Olympic contenders for 2024 Games

British Equestrian announces Olympic contenders for 2024 Games

British Equestrian and the British Showjumping Selectors confirmed the 12 jumping athlete and horse combinations that will be submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) as their nominated entries for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Only the combinations who appear on the nominated entries list (closing date Tuesday 25 June 2024) may be put forward to the British Olympic Association for selection to the Games.

Nominated entries, listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname:

  • Scott Brash (38) from Horsham, West Sussex and originally from Peebles, Scotland, with:
    Lady Pauline Harris and Lady Pauline Kirkham’s Hello Jefferson (bay, gelding, 15yrs, 16.1hh, Cooper van de Heffinck x Irco Mena, Breeder: Bernard Mols BEL)
    Hello Valentino (grey, gelding, 10yrs, 16.1hh, Diamantino x Careful 28, Breeder: Tina Petersson-Lind SWE)
  • Harry Charles (24) from Alton, Hampshire, with:
    Ann Thompson and Peter Charles’ Aralyn Blue (bay, mare, 12yrs, 16.2hh, Chacco-Blue x Ludwig AS, Breeder: Franjo Udovc SLO)
    Romeo 88 (bay, gelding, 15yrs, 17hh, Contact van de Heffink x Orlando, Breeder: Picobello Horses BEL), and Stall Zet
    Peter Charles’ Sherlock (bay, stallion, 11yrs, 16.2hh, Bisquet Balou C x Malito De Reve, Breeder: Gustaaf Quintelier BEL)
  • Tim Gredley (38) from Newmarket, Suffolk, with:
    Rachel Gredley, William Gredley and Unex Competition Yard Ltd’s Imperial HBF (black, gelding, 11yrs, 16.2hh, Glasgow-W VH Merelsnest x Original VDL, Breeder: HBF Stud GBR)
    Medoc de Toxandria (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.2hh, Der Senaat III x Kelvin de Sainte Hermelle, Breeder: Werner Dierckx BEL)
  • Ben Maher (41) from Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, with:
    Charlotte Rossetter, Pamela Wright and his own Dallas Vegas Batilly (bay, mare, 11yrs, 16.2hh, Cap Kennedy x L’Arc de Triomphe, Breeder: Jean Claude Viollet FRA)
    Enjeu de Grisien (bay, gelding, 10yrs, Toulon x Andiamo, Breeder: S.C.E.A. Elevage de Grisien FRA)
    Point Break (bay, stallion, 10yrs, 16.2hh, Action-Breaker x Baloubet du Rouet, Breeder: Nya Äppelvikens Ridskola AB SWE)
  • Joseph Stockdale (24) from Roade, Northamptonshire, with:
    Joy Cocklin and Laura Stockdale’s Equine America Cacharel (bay, mare, 13yrs, 17hh, Cachas x Quinar, Breeder: Bohm Helmut GER)
  • Robert Whitaker (41) from Horley, Surrey, with:
    Stephen and Caroline Blatchford’s Vermento (black, stallion, 11yrs, 16.3hh, Argento x Skippy 12, Breeders: John and Clare Whitaker GBR)

At the time of release, the names of the grooms for each horse have not been confirmed, but will be included in the final squad announcement. 

Source: Press Release