Fife’s Fraser Reed representing Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team LeMieux in the Pony European Championships in Kaposvar, Hungary this week.
The competition takes place between the 25th – 30th July 2017 at the Lovasakademia Sport Club.
Fraser who is aged 16 and is from St. Andrews in Fife and will be riding Harry, a 14 year-old bay gelding owned by Aileen Reed.
Fraser told EQy: “This is the biggest competition so far for me. It is the top competition for pony jumping. It is amazing to have been selected to jump for Great Britain and to achieve my main goal in my pony years. I have been competing Harry for two and a half years. He was never bought to compete at this level but he has stepped up easily. He is very greedy and we have worked hard this year to keep his weight down which has helped a lot”.
Above: Fraser Reed and jiminy Cricket
Other members of the squad travelling to Hungary are:
Allana Clutterbuck, aged 16, from Upminster, Essex with Sultan Du Bary, an 11 year-old bay gelding owned by Susan Evans
Lily Freeman Attwood, aged 15, from Shrewsbury, Shropshire with Valmy De Trielle, an 8 year-old bay mare owned by Emily Freeman Attwood
Eleanor Hall Mcateer, aged 15, from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire with Tixylix, a 19 year-old chestnut mare owned by Mandy Hall
Faye Sutton, aged 15, from Whitchurch, Shropshire with Robe Ruadh, a 13 year-old dun gelding owned by Jacqueline Sutton
The Pony Team medals will be decided this Friday (28th July), whilst the Pony Individual medals will be decided on Sunday 30th July. The Chef d’Equipe accompanying the team will be Clare Whitaker.
“This is the biggest competition so far for me. It is amazing to have been selected to jump for Great Britain and to achieve my main goal in my pony years”.
Fraser added, “I would like to thank all the people who have helped me through out the years and also supporting me and Harry on this trip to the European championships especially the RHASS and BS Scotland. Without everyone’s support it would have been very difficult to get to Hungary. Thank you”.