The six combinations for the Askham Bryan Young Rider squad who will represent Great Britain at the upcoming FEI Young Rider European Championships (22-25 September) in Montelibretti, Italy have been announced.

The riders selected are Kate Bleloch (Bulano), Sam Ecroyd (Opera House), Will Furlong (Livingstone II), Ella Hitchman (Rocky Rockstar), Emily King (Dargun) and India Wishart (The Masters Harry). Reserves are Adam Gillespie (Kasseedorf) and Libby Seed (Tullamore Dew II).

“This year we have had a difficult choice from a strong and experienced entry all of whom on the shortlist we would have been happy to have taken,” said Chairman of Selectors Alex Colquhoun.

Three of the selected riders were members of the gold medal winning team from the 2015 Young Rider European Championships – Will Furlong, Ella Hitchman and Emily King. They will be looking to defend their gold medal previously won in Poland last year, while Will Furlong will also be hoping to grasp the individual gold as he did 12 months ago.