Rogers, 16, longlisted for junior event team

PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:54 15 June 2010

TIM Rogers of Stockland has been longlisted for the British Junior Eventing Team with his horse Corrieview Owen.

TIM Rogers of Stockland has been longlisted for the British Junior Eventing Team with his horse Corrieview Owen. Tim, just 16, has also been selected to compete in France at a CCI* as a warm up for the Junior European teams following his fourth place at the Chepstow CCI* where he finished fourth. His mum, Jane, said: " We believe he was the youngest competitor in the U18 championships at Chepstow." Tim was 10th after the dressage - in which he had to wear top hat and tails - and was delighted with his test along with his dressage trainer Sarah Maudsley who felt he has the potential to improve further. The cross country phase proved problematic for many combinations, in particular a bench to a ditch to an offset skinny brush fence proved influential. Tim and Owen jumped it well, finshing clear with just 1.6 time faults, which moved them up to fourth place. On the Sunday, a faultless showjumping round inside the time maintained the pairings' place. Jane added: "We are very excited about the prospect of the Junior European championships which is to be held at Thirlestane Castle in Scotland, and Jardy CCI* in France. There is a final team trial at Stockland Lovell in June." "Tim has been awarded a TASS grant for talented athletes this year, to help with his training costs, and we are seriously looking for sponsors this year, as he is continuing to be very successful.


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