Team selection for World Championships

1 July 2021

FEI World Pony Championships 2021
Le Pin au Haras (FRA)
16-19 September 2021


Following the final selection event at Hopetoun for the World Pony Championships, the Selection and Ratification Panel met and confirmed the squad members. The following drivers will be representing their country as Team Members:

Single Pony: Rosanna Walters-Symons and Phillipa Howe
Pony Pairs: Sara Howe and Averina Snow
Pony Fours: Angela Smith

The Individual Drivers will be:
Single Pony: Rebecca March and Linda Hill
Pony Pairs: Roger Campbell


FEI World Pairs Championships 2021
Kronenberg, Netherlands
8-12 September 2021


The Two Selected Team members on points are David Mathews and Chris Smith.

Council have decided to extend the time for selection of the third team member and any individuals until 1st August 2021, to allow drivers who were unable to attend selection events in the UK due to Covid the possibility of using International results to count for selection. All the remaining drivers will be asked to put their names forward for the nominated entries list to cover the possible inclusion of individual places.


World Championships Limburg 2021 expecting record number of competitors

From 8-12 September the 20th edition of the World Championships for Horse Pairs is set to take place in Kronenberg, The Netherlands.

The organization behind Limburg 2021 is expecting a record number of competitors. The FEI show schedule is now approved, and the organization is hoping to accept between seven and nine competitors per country.

Last year a FEI rule change stipulated that the number of competitors from the host country and visiting countries should be the same. During the last championships in Drebkau 2019 there were 82 competitors representing 24 countries.

“We have the capacity to host 90 pair drivers,” according to Limburg 2021 chairman Nico Rijnbende. “We must of course first see how many countries are prepared to send competitors and then we can decide how many drivers will be allowed per country. We want to give as many drivers as possible the opportunity to compete at this wonderful championship.

The international and experienced panel of judges for the championships will be led by Anne Marie Turbé from France. The panel will be completed by Andrew Counsell (Great Britain), Pia Skar (Denmark), Barry Capstick (Ireland) and Jan-Erik Pålsson (Sweden). Jeroen Houterman will be responsible for the course design.

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