GB Teams Set For Kentucky
Britain's mounted games team are currently training for the World
Mounted Games Team Championships which take place at Kentucky Horse
Park, Lexington from July 24-27. Eighteen international teams from
throughout the world are set to come together for a three-day extravaganza
at the home of the Kentucky three-day event.
The competition is held over three days, with USA and Canada using
their own ponies - all overseas teams will ride borrowed ponies. Wales
are favourites - they are the reigning world champions and were reserve
in 2001 in Canada on borrowed ponies and it is the same team which
return to North America and hope to retain the title.
Scotland's team comprises of Lisa Burns, Callum Evans, Leanne Quinn,
Jenny Riva and Leanne Skelly making up the team of five. Travelling
reserve is Kelly Quinn and the chef d'equipe and team manager is East
Ayrshire team trainer Jacky Skelly, they are supported by www.bluesaddle.co.uk
The England team has Choc Adcock - the reigning World Individual Champion,
Ross Elliot - a former World Pairs Champion, Richard Pringuer, Vicky
Thomas & Elaine Trevor Jones, who have all represented their country
at Home International level.
Wales are Alex and Christian Jones - part of the all conquering
Sussex county team, Jo Dale, Julian (Boo) Price and farrier Huw
Whitney. They are trained by Clive Jones.
More information on mounted games activities can be obtainied by
visiting our website www.mgagb.co.uk