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British 4 in Hand Horse Team Confirmed

Following the final of the four selection events, Catton Hall in 2003 and Brighton, Hopetoun and Sandringham in 2004, the team of 3 drivers to represent GB at the forthcoming World Four in Hand Horse Driving Championships at Kecskemet in Hungary ( 4-8 August) has been named.

Heading the team will be Karen Bassett, the world's most successful International Lady FEI Four in Hand Horse Team driver . Karen, now based in Derbyshire, will be driving her famous team of Trakhener horses.

She will be joined by Dick Lane from Cranleigh with his team of Lipizzaners. Dick was a member of the British team in Jerez in 2002 at the World Equestrian Games and he was also the National points league winner in 2003 .

The third member of the team is Adrian Puddy from Cheltenham, driving his team of bay horses known as the ?Cotswold Allsorts? . Adrian won the National points league as a horse pairs driver a few years back before stepping up into teams.

Taking the individual entry will be Wilf Bowman Ripley from Essex who will be driving Mr & Mrs Chambers' team of Dutch Horses. Wilf was a gold medallist in 1997 at the World Pairs and has twice been National Horse Pairs Champion.

Chef d'Equipe for the British team is Bob Johnston, supported by his wife Yvonne. Bob was Chef d? Equipe at the World Equestrian Games in 2002 at Jerez and in 2003 looked after the British Challenge in the first World Pony Championships in Austria.

The team are due to leave for Hungary on 27th July.

For more information about the championships visit www.kecskemet2004.hu

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