The British Pony Dressage Team won Team bronze at the European Championships, which were held at Vejer de la Frontera in Spain from 23rd - 29th July 2001.

Despite the tremendously hot conditions the British youngsters attained a team score of 2929, just missing silver position by 3 points. Silver was taken by Netherlands with a score of 2932, whilst the gold was captured by Germany with a score of 3243.

The Team were Charles Bowles (Oxon) riding Daphne II, Lorna Edmonds (Devon) riding Manitu N, Georgie Hamblin (Kent) riding Joop, and Sally Makin (Yorkshire) riding Nurejew.

Charles Bowles

Lorna Edmonds

Georgie Hamblin

Sally Makin

Claire Hilton, Chef d'Equipe, stated that 'she was extremely pleased how well the team had worked together in light of such tough competition to attain a bronze medal'.

British Dressage would like to thank Hamilton & Partners and all U21's European Team Clothing sponsors whose support has been tremendous.

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Updated: October 2005.