Emily King gets GB call up for Junior European Eventing Championships

11:00 31 July 2014

Sidmouth teenager Emily King has been selected for the 2014 Racesafe Junior squad to represent Great Britain at this summer’s Junior European Eventing Championships, to be held at Bishop Burton College, Yorkshire, from August 14 to 17.

The 18-year-old is now well on course to eventually become as much a household, name as he famous mother, Mary King, for this is already her fourth Junior Championship appearance.

Emily is in the enviable position of having two horses listed for the squad; Parone Cjaval’s 12-year-old Brookleigh on whom she rode into the runners-up place at last autumn’s Young Rider CCI2* competition, and Gabriella Atkinson’s mare, Walitze F Vejgard, who placed third at the Young Rider CCI2* at Tattersalls in May.

Emily King said: “I’m very lucky that both have gone so well.

“Having performed at a higher level than at the Europeans I’m hoping that there will be less pressure on both me and whichever horse is selected than there was when I first made the Junior squad as a 15-year-old. I certainly don’t think I’ll be as nervous, knowing how it all works.”

That first year Emily finished seventh individually, topping that with an individual silver medal in 2012.

She said: “We still have a couple of training sessions to go – and it’s just as exciting this year. We are all good mates within the squad, and are really looking forward to getting to Bishop Burton and trying to win medals.”

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 23:45
Harry Dodge in action at Budleigh Croquet Club

Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club member Harry Dodge is one of two people selected to represent England in the 2015 Under-21 Golf Croquet World Championship in Christchurch, New Zealand, writes Elaine Marsh.

Read more
Yesterday, 23:44
Point-to-Point generic picture

All roads lead to Haldon Hill on February 8, when Exeter Racecourse stages its prestigious Super Sunday race fixture, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:17
Exmouth Belles at the Blackdown Beast event

Fifteen Exmouth Running Belles took part in the Blackdown Beast, writes Clare Medlock.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:17
Chess generic picture

East Budleigh Chess Club won their derby meeting with Sidmouth Rovers when the pair met in the Champion Section of the Exeter and District Chess League, writes Brian Gosling.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read Sport

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition

Devon's trusted business finder