The first British Team to compete at a World Para Reining Championship took the Silver medal position on the podium yesterday at the competition held by the Royal Dutch Equestrian Centre in Ermelo, Holland. The team riders consisting of Sir Lee Pearson, Fiona Durston and Ricky Balshaw posted solid scores to only be beaten by the more experienced riders who flew in from Canada. First out, Balshaw, riding stallion Yelena My Way banked a solid score, “It felt really good to be back in the saddle and with a flag on my chest. I am really looking forward to Saturday”. Durston, on Smart Like Valentino who rode a fluid and graceful test to post the high score of the day. Pearson on Shiners Lenas Oak brought the result home with an accurate and precise ride to seal the Team silver. Commenting on her run Durston said ~ With Ricky having already posted a score I was in a great position to go for It a little more and Tino knew exactly what to do. I think we both really enjoyed it...Read more
A team of Seven British athletes have been announced by British Reining ahead of the European Championships in Givrins, Switzerland (9-12 August 2017).
The team boasts a wealth of experience, with many of the selected members having previously represented Great Britain at World or European Equestrian Games.
The selected athletes are:
Seniors (listed in alphabetical order)