Team Taylor gets a call up GBR eventing squad announced for WEG

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Well it’s becoming a dream year for me with WEG Selection

“I’m very excited and to be going to another Championship, which will be a different kind of Championships [to the Europeans in 2013]; it’s exciting. It kind of feels, on a personal… level, that I’ve made a step up. I’ve never spectated at a Worlds before so I don’t know what to expect but I can imagine that there will be a bigger atmosphere and the event will have a lot more about it.

“I’m really happy to be riding Ellie [Allercombe Ellie], she’s still quite new to me but we’ve built up a good relationship. I’m really pleased for her owners; I can imagine it will be even more special for Susan, as she bred her.”

The British Eventing Senior selectors have today announced the UK Sport lottery funded Great Britain squad to contest the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which takes place in Normandy, France (23 August – 7 September, with the eventing competition 28-31 August 2014).

The selected squad representing Equestrian Team GBR comprises (in alphabetical order):

Tina Cook (43) from Worthing, West Sussex with Mr Jim Chromiak and her own De Novo News
William Fox-Pitt (45) from Sturminster Newton, Dorset with Mr Christopher Stones’ Chilli Morning
Pippa Funnell MBE (45) from Dorking, Surrey with Mr Jonathan and Mrs Jane Clarke’s Billy Beware
Zara Phillips MBE (33) from Stroud, Gloucestershire with Gleadhill House Stud Ltd’s High Kingdom
Izzy Taylor (31) from Banbury, Oxfordshire with Ms Frances Carter and Miss Susan Holroyd’s Allercombe Ellie
Oliver Townend (31) from Ellesmere, Shropshire with Miss Karyn Shuter’s Black Tie II