Eventer Chelsea Pearce long listed for British junior squad at European Championships
For Marlborough event rider Chelsea Pearce the St James's Place Barbury International Horse Trials (7-120 July) will be a very significant event.
Chelsea Pearce and her horse Albert VI have been long listed for the British Junior Squad at the European Championships. Her listing came after she won fifth place in the British Junior Championships at Brand Hall in Shropshire.
The Long List squad now have to compete in the CIC** competition at Barbury and again at the end of July in the Open Intermediate Under 21 (OIu21) competition at Cholmondeeley Castle in Cheshire.
The Long List currently includes twelve combinations - and these will be whittled down to the final six-strong team at the Wellington (Hampshire) OIu21 competition over the August Bank Holiday.
The FEI Junior European Championships are being held at Montelibretto in Italy at the end of September.
Chelsea told Marlborough.News: "I am delighted to make the Long List. Albert was foot perfect at Brand Hall and has been very consistent so far this season."
"I am fully aware that the hard work starts now and I will be doing everything I can to try and make the final six. My Sponsors have been so supportive and I can’t thank them enough: Ariat, Aqueos, Haygain Hay Steamers and Longcroft Building Services."