Team NAF Announced for Gijon

Ben Maher in action (photo: Steve Arkley / Alamy

Ben Maher in action (photo: Steve Arkley / Alamy

The squad that will represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF in the CSIO5* FEI Nations Cup in Gijon, Spain, has now been selected and includes pros Ben Maher and Jessica Mendoza.

The competition takes place between the 30 August – 4 September 2017 at the Las Mestas Sports Centre. This will be the seventh and final point scoring leg of the series for the British Team. The team consists of:
Alison Barton from Bradford, Yorkshire with the British bred 10 year-old chestnut mare Roma IV, owned by Gaye Hartley
Ben Maher MBE from Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire with either MTF Madame X, a 10 year-old bay mare or Quilata, a 13 year-old bay mare, both owned by Poden Farms
Jessica Mendoza from Wiltshire and now based in The Netherlands with Toy Boy, a 9 year-old chestnut gelding owned by Sarah Mendoza
Jake Saywell, from Newark, Nottinghamshire with Havinia van de Roshoeve, a 10 year-old grey mare owned by Rachel Gascoine
Keith Shore from Northwich, Cheshire with his own British bred 14 year-old bay gelding Mystic Hurricane
The Nations Cup competition takes place on Saturday 2nd September at 13:45 hrs local time and the Grand Prix will be on Monday 4th September at 16.30 hrs local time. The Chef d’Equipe accompanying the team will be World Class Performance Manager for Showjumping, Di Lampard.
For information on the show and full results once the show is underway, visit

Full information in respect of the FEI Nations Cup series can be found by visiting FEI TV will be showing live footage from the event. To access this please visit
British Showjumping would like to thank NAF, title sponsors of the Senior Nations Cup Teams along with the Children, Junior and Young Rider teams.
NAF’s premium range of Five Star brands include Superflex, Superflex Senior, PROFEET, Optimum, Magic, Oestress and Respirator Boost with quality at the heart of everything they do. They are a UFAS (Universal Feed Assurance Scheme), GMP+ (International Feed Assurance Scheme) and BETA NOPS (Naturally Occuring Prohibited Substances) accredited company and this enables them to guarantee full traceability on all the natural ingredients they utilise in their formulations, which are also selected in compliance with the FEI guidelines for Clean Sport. For further information, visit
The GBR showjumping teams are supported by the British Equestrian Federation’s World Class Programme, funded by UK Sport through the National Lottery. The Programme focuses on identifying talent, developing potential and maximising medal-winning performances on the world stage.

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