Drivers to represent GBR at the
FEI World Singles Championships
Kronenberg, Netherlands
28 August - 2 September 2018

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Drivers who will represent Britain at the FEI World Singles Championships in Netherlands have been selected.

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The British competitors will be:  Frank Campbell, Sara Clough,  Karen Scott-Barrett and Tracey Fletcher. The team and individual allocations will be announced in due course.

Meet the drivers
Frank Campbell
Driver
Frank Campbell
I have been driving my current horse Z on and off for 8 years and we have owned him from 6 years old.

I train at home on the family farm in Devon where I work locally as well as bringing on my other horses, with plans to move into the pairs class next year.

I started driving because I love competition. We had a new forest X riding pony at home which we broke and put to my grandmother showing cart when I was 11 years old.

I drove with a local club but really was produced by the British young drivers program. At 16 years old I undertook a summer internship with Boyd Exell which opened my eyes to international professional level driving!

I drove nationally until I was 18 before taking a break to study at university. Whilst studying I became the navigator/groom for 6 years for my brother Roger, we progressed from single Pony to pair and finally team, attending 3 world championships.

My best personal driving result would be two British national singles titles.

Horse
Z
Grooms
Ginny Hanbury
Clare Campbell
Michael Hodgson
Alice Endicott
 

 

 

Sara Clough
Driver
Sara Clough
What an amazing journey this has been! Little did I ever imagine when I bought Regal, my first driving pony 20 years ago that one day I would have the privilege of representing GB at a World Championships. I have never been sporty and it makes me smile every time I'm referred to as an "athlete"!!

From as early as I can remember I have had a total passion for horses, which is only equalled by my addiction to carriage driving! I feel truly blessed to have made so many great friends over the years and cannot thank them enough for all their help, support and encouragement especially in the run up to Kronenberg.

I have a brilliant support team starting with my partner Steve who, although not able to attend many events, exercises with me at home, mows my arena, turns out and often fetches in, mends and fixes almost everything and anything, loads the lorry etc, etc.

Sue who also exercises with me at home, travels with, and makes sure I get to every event (I'm not good with a map !) and is a general gofer once there!!

Nick, who I'm sure needs no introduction, is the most amazing back stepper. He never panics when either one of us cocks-up, is wonderfully organised and always seems to be able to say the right thing at the right time - an art I've yet to manage!! and entertainer (though I'm not sure he always means to be)!! A huge thank you to you all.

Finally, none of this would be possible without my quirky, talented, wonderful horse Mac! Bought in 2006 from Holland as a 3 year old, he rapidly gained the name of Mac the Knife!!

He was re-broken to drive by Janice Clough and with lessons from Peter Bennett and Jack Brookes on the back step we set off in 2012 on the National circuit only to win first time out with Jack telling me I'd qualified and me asking "for what" ! That year we were National Intermediate champ and in 2016 we won the Open Horse championships. 2017 saw us move up to Advanced and with several trips abroad the journey towards the Worlds began.

Horse
Windfall’s Daylight
Grooms
Nick Hammond
Sue Pridding
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Scott-Barrett
Driver
Karen Scott Barrett
I started competitive carriage driving more than 10 years ago with first one Spanish horse, winning the Intermediate class at the National Championships, then the Open Horse Pairs with two Spanish horses.

I changed to driving KWPN’s a couple of years ago, at first with a pair and then with a single horse for the last year, coming third at the National Championships in the Advanced class in 2017 and 2nd at Cricklands and Ashfields this year.

Horse
Don Diego
Grooms
Kallen Sun
Emma Olsson
Tracey Fletcher
Driver
Tracey Fletcher
I have a passion for horses and animals in general, I started driving horses 15yrs ago and enjoy the challenge of breaking them to ride/drive and training them to be able to compete at the challenging 3 phases of driving events.

I competed for GB in 2011 World Pony Championships. I also thoroughly enjoy snow boarding.

My daughter Rhian Fletcher (27yrs) will be my backstepper at the single Horse World Championships. Rhi has been a dedicated supporter for me whenever possible, working around her successful career as a cycling events manager.

Mastro’s Noble Boy (Pepsi) is a 13yr old striking German palomino who I bought 8 yeras ago and started his training. He has extremely low mileage over the years due to injuries. Upgrading him to advanced for the 2018 qualifiers was a difficult decision and he has coped extremely well in the couple of competitions that he has completed this season, having been away from competition for 3yrs.

Our competition strategy is that we all do our very best, working on making sure we keep the enjoyment factor and keeping Pepsi as fit and happy as possible.

Horse
Mastro’s Noble Boy
Groom
Rhian Fletcher
 

 

 

 

Support Team
Chef D'Equipe
Minta Winn
  Having been involved in all aspects of carriage driving since the 70’s and been lucky enough to be part of both competitor and management rolls in that time. I am extremely pleased to be the Chef d'Equipe for the Single Horses and feel that we have a good rapport with all of the drivers, grooms and supporters, as well our fabulous support team of Wilf, Rosie and Hazel, we aim to secure personal best scores with them all and hopefully pave the way to inspire others.
Trainer
Wilf Bowman-Ripley
Wilf needs no introduction to his position as Team trainer, having been team trainer for Ponies, Horse pairs and Singles. He is Horse Pairs Gold Medallist, and regularly competes with his Horse Team for Team GB.
Team Vet:
Team Physio:
Rosie Mould, BVSc MRVCS. GPcert (EqP)
Hazel Potter, BSc (Hons)MSc Vet Physio
 
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