Two new combinations have been added to the ESNZ High Performance Futures Squad following their efforts at the Camphire International Horse Trials at the weekend.
Jesse Campbell and his 11-year-old bay gelding Cleveland join the squad. The combination have been top four in their latest 3* starts.
The Dutch-born horse is by Watermill Swatch out of Rielone (by Lennard) and has been with 28-year-old Jesse since 2014. The combination placed fourth in the CCI3* at Camphire.
Also added is Blyth Tait and the 14-year-old Irish sport horse Dassett Courage have been together since 2013 and last year placed third in the CIC3* at Ballindenisk. The horse is by Courage II and out of a Cruising mare. Dassett Courage placed seventh in the CCI3* at Camphire.
Tait has twice won individual and team gold medals at the FEI World Equestrian Games and can lay claim to individual gold and bronze medals from the Olympic Games along with silver and bronze team medals. The 57-year-old has ridden at four Olympic Games and three World Games.
The horse details:
Cleveland – owned by Jesse Campbell and Kent Gardner
Dassett Courage – owned by Thomas Barr, Sally Grant and Blyth Tait
By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison