Team GB makes athlete/horse combination pre-competition change for Equestrian Jumping

Monday, 02 August 2021

Ahead of Tuesday’s Tokyo Olympic Equestrian Jumping individual event at the Equestrian Park at Bajikoen, Team GB has made a pre-competition change in accordance with the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games (article 609) to bring in Harry Charles, riding his own and Ann Thompson’s Romeo 88, in place of Holly Smith and Denver, owned by Ian Dowie.

FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events

In line with article 609, there is opportunity to make a pre-competition change for the team competition up to two hours before the class begins. A substitution may be made provided it is completed during the period between the end of the Jumping Team Qualifier and up to two hours before the start of the Jumping Team Final on Saturday 7 August.

Full horse and rider details:

Harry Charles (22) based in Alton, Hampshire, with Ann Thompson and his own Romeo 88 (bay, gelding, 17hh, 12yrs, Contact van de Heffinck x Orlando, Breeder: Picobello Horses BEL, Groom: Georgia Ellwood)

Holly Smith (30) based in Loughborough, Leicestershire, with Ian Dowie’s Denver (bay, gelding, 17.1hh, 13yrs, Albfueheren’s Memphis x Chico’s Boy, Breeder: MG and AA Woertman NED, Groom: Kate Dodd)