British endurance squad announced for WEG

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Endurance GB has announced its squad for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG).

The squad

The team comprises a mix of experienced riders and those moving up from Young Rider level. Heading to Normandy are:Annie Joppe (56) from Cornwall riding Dilmun; Beth Langley (23) from Staffordshire riding HS Ametista;Annette Masterson (44) from Moorlands riding Millenium Chorus;Catriona Moon (32) from North Yorkshire riding Leila;Anna Williams (29) from Northamptonshire riding Crystal Wissam.

The non-travelling reserves are (in ranked order): Abigail Tennant (24) from Hereford riding Barik; Carri Ann Dark (23) from Wiltshire riding Kates Mate; Annette Masterson riding El Sabio.

Great network

“It’s exciting for some of the young riders selected as this will be their first senior championships; whilst all five boast previous championship experience for GBR,” said chef d’equipe Andrea Baker. “There’s a great team network behind the squad and we’re looking forward to the final push to this summer’s competition.”

All riders will compete as individuals at WEG, as well as representing Great Britain in the team competition.

The one-day event, on 28 August in Sartilly, is set over a distance of 160km with five vet checks on route. The horses must be declared fit at each one in order to progress.