Thursday, 1 September 2011

GB Eventers

I was looking at the FEI Eventing ranking from the 1st of August and I was pleased to see that Great Britain are doing really well. We have 5 riders in the top 10 places! I was also pleased to see that the BBC was showing footage from the 3 day event in Germany over the weekend as it is not very often that the competitions get shown on the television. I don't want to speak to soon but I think we have a good chance of getting some medals in the Olympics and it would be great if the media help generate more interest for the sport by showing it more on television!

In the rankings from the 1st of August 2011;

Pippa Funnell was ranked in 10th place. In 2003 she became the first and only person to win the Rolex Grand Slam (Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley). She has also written a number of books!

Oliver Townend was ranked in 5th place. He won Badminton and Burghley in 2009 along with many other titles. He has also done a lot of promoting for the inflatable body protectors after he was wearing one during a bad fall and says it saved his life.

Piggy French was ranked in 4th place. She has represented Great Britain at the European Eventing Championships and won the silver medal at Badminton Horse Trials this year.

William Fox-Pitt was ranked in 2nd place. He has represented Great Britain in the Olympics and won a large number of titles!

And the brilliant Mary King was ranked in 1st place! Ever since I started watching eventing at a young age Mary King was one of our best riders. She has represented Great Britain in 5 Olympics! This year she finished in 1st and 2nd place in the Kentucky Rolex Three Day CCI ****. She also has a daughter, Emily, who is doing well internationally which is great news!

Love Laura

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