The world’s best converge on Sandringham Estate
14 June 2014

The world’s best carriage drivers will be converging on Sandringham Estate for the FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championships and FEI CAI-2* horse driving trials, being held from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 June, by gracious permission of HM The Queen.

Over 100 competitors representing 10 different nations across the two events will make this a unique occasion in the venue’s history.

It is the first time that the Para-Equestrian World Championships have been hosted in England; 26 para-drivers from eight nations will fight it out for World supremacy. Four of the nations, including Great Britain, will field a team of three plus individual representatives, the others will be sending individual competitors.

With the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Four-in-Hand Championships being held in Caen, France, and the World Singles Championships in Hungary, both in September, drivers of all nationalities are keen to make their mark and gain team selection.

In the horse fours, Georgina Hunt and Wilf Bowman-Ripley have already been selected to represent Great Britain in France; the third team place is still up for grabs. Among the entries for this class in the Sandringham FEI CAI-2* competition is defending World Champion, Boyd Exell OAM. Fellow countryman Gavin Robson will also compete.

Single Horse drivers from Australia, Great Britain and Ireland will be seeking selection points for the World Singles Championships in Hungary – ensuring top class competition at Sandringham.

 
Combining the para-equestrian and able-bodied drivers is the HRH Princess Haya Hand-in-Hand Trophy.

Donated by FEI President HRH Princess Haya, the trophy depicts holding hands and will be presented to the pair (one para-driver and one able-bodied driver competing in the FEI 2*) whose combined scores are the lowest of the competition.

Bettina de Rham, FEI Director of Driving, Reining and Vaulting, will be attending Sandringham to present the trophy along with Para-Equestrian awards from the FEI.

Photo: Para-equestrian silver medallist Jacques Poppen (right) and CAIO winner IJsbrand Chardon formed the winning team to take the HRH Princess Haya Hand in Hand trophy at the World Championships in Breda in 2012.

Photo: Rinaldo deCraen

 
A trophy in memory of Jan Ranzijn of the Netherlands will be presented to the driver with the best dressage score in the FEI World Para-Equestrian World Championships.

Jan, a former Para-Equestrian Driving World Champion, competed at Sandringham last year but within months died as a result of a tragic accident at his workplace.

The trophy, a bronze Friesian horse head, has been donated by the Polish artist Krzysztof Liszka.

Nations taking part in the Para-Equestrian World Championships will be: Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and USA.

Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands and USA are fielding teams of three and individuals.

As host nation, Great Britain can enter up to five individuals.

Nations taking part in the FEI CAI2* are Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands and Republic of South Africa

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SANDRINGHAM, VISIT:
www.britishcarriagedriving.co.uk/sandringham

 

SANDRINGHAM CH-M-PE-A1 – Nominated Entries 26/05/14

BELGIUM
RHINE HOLZKEN driving Rik

GERMANY
MARKUS BEERHUES driving Dolero B or Alicante B
HEINER LEHRTER driving Chabrier WE 2 or Dashwood, owned by Heiner & Sabine Lehrter
HUBERT MARKETT driving Jesko 19
ALEXANDRA ROEDER driving Evi 29
TORSTEN ROEDER driving Amaretto 236
STEFAN WORTMANN driving Don 510 or Welcome 236

IRELAND
EMMA GOLDING driving Glendush Lucie, owned by John Goodwin

NETHERLANDS
JACQUES POPPEN driving PP or Anniek uit de Poppenkast
DINJA STEENKAMP driving Fabian
ADRIAAN STRUIJK driving Equile’s Marko, owned by W.R. van der Veen
AAD VAN MARWYK driving Kyra
INGMAR VENEMAN driving Umpire

NORWAY
LIV RYEN KRISTIANSEN driving Engkildegaars Saturn

SWEDEN
BIRGITTA KRONQVIST driving Boleyn Clarence, owned by Michael Ashby-Arnold

USA
DIANE KASTAMA driving Rupert
VIRGINIA FITCH driving Kiko
ROBERT GILES driving Solo or Olando, owned by Koos de Ronde
MARY GRAY driving Leyeswick The Rooster, owned by Nick Hammond

GREAT BRITAIN
DEBORAH DANIEL driving Valeside Galaxy
LINDSEY TYAS PAICE driving Trixie’s Silver Spirit, owned by The Countess of Iveagh
MICK WARD driving Toby or Trehewyd Brenin Arthur, owned by Nigel Fuller and Minta Winn
LUCY BARCLAY driving Barntown
SARAH BAVERSTOCK driving Kelly
SUE JOHNSON driving Toby
MARGARET LUPTON driving Miss Daisy, owned by Claudia Bunn

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