The GB Racesafe Junior squad successfully defended their 2015 European team medal this in Montelibretti, Italy where they took home the bronze medal.
They had a strong start in the dressage which saw the team score 134.50 penalties to take third position behind France on 125.5 and Germany on 113.8 penalties. Individual rider Chelsea Pearce, from Wiltshire also rode a great test on Albert VI to score 45.6 penalties with fellow individual Chelsea Round, from Warwickshire aboard Fleetwood Mac V scoring 47.7.
The cross-country day produced more brilliant performances with four clear rounds for the British Junior team. Unfortunately for individual rider Chelsea Round and Fleetwood Mac they suffered elimination ending their European campaign, but Chelsea Pearce, also riding as an individual, stormed home with Albert clear inside the time to stay on their 45.6 penalty dressage score.
The team fought hard in the show jumping phase to retain their team bronze medal, with clears coming from both Felicity Collins and Bubby Upton with Bubby adding just two time penalties to their dressage score. Richard Coney and Phoebe Locke picked up a pole a piece with Richard also adding one-time penalty to his score giving the team a total of 143.5 penalties and the bronze medal.
Germany received the double gold with a team win on a total score of 126.6, France finished in silver with 131.3 and GB achieved bronze with 143.5.
Germany’s Anais Neumann and Pumuckel E took individual gold on 38.5, silver went to France with Victor Levecque and Phunambule des Auges on 40.8 with Sweden’s Sofia Sjoborg and DHI Mighty Dwight taking bronze with 41.3 penalties.