It was a clean sweep for Britain at the FEI Eventing European Championships as Britain took all four medals on offer for the seventh time in 35 editions of the championships.
The gold medal European Championships British quarter was made up of Nicola Wilson, Piggy March, Kitty King and Ros Canter with Nicola taking the individual gold. Piggy taking the individual silver and Sarah Bullimore taking the bronze medal.
The final British individual European Championships placings were:-
Gold – Nicola Wilson and JL Dublin, 20.7
Silver – Piggy March and Brookfield Inocent, 23.3
Bronze – Sarah Bullimore and Corouet, 23.6
9th Kitty King and Vendredi Biats, 28.9
10th Izzy Taylor and Monkeying Around, 31.9
46th Ros Canter and Allstar, 77.0
Speaking after the competition Performance Manager Richard Waygood said: “It’s quite hard to take in, really – what a monumental achievement. To have come home with four medals off the back of such a successful Olympics is hard to put into words. The performances were solid throughout and it’s a staggering achievement for our entire squad. I’d like to say a big thank you to the support team, who work so hard to ensure our athletes and horses can peak at the right moment. A podium result doesn’t happen in four days of competition, but in the months and years of training and preparation that come beforehand. None of this would be possible without the continued support of our owners, the belief they have in our athletes and the trust they put in us. It was great to have so many of them out here in Avenches to support us, especially when opportunities to watch their horses compete have been so few and far between in the last year or so.”
Congratulations to the team!