Axminster’s Rogers on cusp of GB team selection

PUBLISHED: 11:56 14 July 2010 | UPDATED: 16:03 15 July 2010

GB junior eventing team hopeful Tim Rogers from Axminster on Corrieview Owen.

GB junior eventing team hopeful Tim Rogers from Axminster on Corrieview Owen.

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Rogers catches the eye of selectors

Tim Rogers, of Axminster, is on the 12-strong shortlist for the junior GB Eventing team after putting in a fantastic performance in front of Junior and Young Rider team selectors at Houghton International CCI***.

Tim is hoping to compete at the junior Europeans near Hamburg in Germany next month.

At the Norfolk event, Tim and his horse Corrieview Owen finished in eighth place, and top junior, having gone clear cross country inside the time and clear showjumping on the final day.

They did a good dressage, and were one of only a few to finish on their dressage score in the class of over 60 competitors of Senior, Young Riders and Juniors.

He then had to wait until Glanusk CCI*, which ran last weekend where the majority of Juniors were competing and being watched by the selectors.

Tim was informed this week that he was on the shortlist of 12. He has to go to a combined training (dressage and showjumping) competition and then a final run at Aston-Le-Walls in Northants.

Then, after that, the final shortlist of eight will be announced, four for the team and two individuals, and two reserves. He is currently looking for sponsorship and, if anyone is interesting in backing this up and coming rider they should contact Jane Rogers on jane.corrieviewhorses.sky.com

RIGHT: Tim and Corrieview Owen at Pontispool recently.

(Pic courtesy Al Brooks)


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