Tim Rogers, riding his own home-bred horse Corrieview Owen, won the Individual Bronze medal this weekend at the Junior Eventing European Championships held at Bad Segeberg, in Germany (19-22 August).
18 year-old Tim from Wyke, Devon, competing against 74 other riders from 16 nations produced a personal best in the dressage of 42.3, a foot-perfect cross country round inside the time and added just four faults in the Show Jumping to finish the competition on 46.3 and in the Bronze medal position.
Tim, who is a member of the World Class Development Programme, produced this fantastic result on his British team debut, having been reserve for the British Pony Team back in 2008.
Regional Foundation Programme member David Doel finished in 10th place with Louise Whitehead’s Pick and Mix II. The British team finished fifth in the team competition dropping from second to eighth after Cross Country but climbing back up the ranking in the show jumping.
Chairman of Junior Selectors, Michael Munden says of Tim’s performance – “Tim’s medal reflects the benefits which the lottery funded World Class Development Programme has provided for him. We are very proud of the way in which this squad has worked together as a team throughout the past weeks. Tim was the last rider to show jump and with very few clears the pressure on him was enormous; the squad’s support for him was tremendous."
Final Team Competition Results:
Gold Germany – 134.6
Silver France – 149.5
Bronze Italy – 158.2
4th Ireland – 178.7
5th Great Britain – 188.9
Final Individual Competition Results:
Gold Alina Meister & Hill Dream AA (Germany) – 39.0
Silver Celina Nothofer & Simba 121 (Germany) – 39.6
Bronze Tim Rogers & Corrieview Owen (Great Britain) – 46.3*
10th David Doel & Pick and Mix II (Great Britain) – 48.8
33rd Lucy Loughton & Abigail III (Great Britain) – 70.9*
35th Millie Dumas & Action Packed (Great Britain) – 71.7*
36th Dani Evans & Uchin (Great Britain) – 73.7*
37th Helen Dunning & Pebbly Flux (Great Britain) – 74.3
* - Denotes team rider