34th IMGA WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS - Wales 2019
United Counties Showground. Carmarthen
15th to 20th July 2019
Wales Open Team
John Evans, My names John I’m 18 years old and from Bridgend, South Wales. I have been representing Wales since 2012. Some of my recent achievements with the Welsh team are winning Royal Welsh 2018, winning Home Internationals 2018, U17 Europeans team 2017. I am looking forward to riding at the worlds this summer with my pony Rado. Good luck to everyone!
Hi my name is Ben Hopkins I’m 17 years old and will be riding for wales at the world team championships this year in Carmarthen. I’m really looking forward to riding at this event, and this will be the first open world team championship I’ve competed in. I’m the reigning British, European and triple world champion in under 17’s but this year I’m on my new pony Aramis and I’m really looking forward to competing here. I was also on the winning Welsh open team at the Royal Welsh in 2018 and can’t wait to try and defend our title! I would like to wish everyone an enjoyable time at this years event and we all look forward to you coming to wales!!
Trainer Iain Hopkins
Wales Open Team
My name is Isabelle Lynch, I’m 17 years old and have been riding since I was 6. I have been representing wales since 2013. Last year I was part of the Welsh u17 team winning Home Internationals, Europeans, and the World Team Championships with my pony Spider. I’m really looking forward to riding at worlds this year, good luck everyone!
My name is Lowri Jones and I’m 14 years old. I started riding 3 years ago and was taught by Alun Whitney, who also trains me today. My pony is called Alibi who is 8 years old and I’ve had him for 8 months. This is my 3rd year in the Welsh team, which I’m very excited for; especially competing in World Teams and riding with my cousin Sophie.
My name is Lara Burgoyne. I am 16 years old and have just finished sitting my GCSE’s and work on my family farm and livery yard. This is my first time representing Wales in MGA. The pony I am riding is a 7-year-old bay called Joey which I have only had since the end of last season. I am honored and proud to have been selected to ride at the World Championships and cannot wait to compete for my country.
My name is Sophie Scully, I’m 17 years of age and I’m from a small village called Banwen in South Wales. I have been riding for three years and was taught by Alun Whitney, who ‘s still my trainer now. My ponies name is Drummer, who is a 16-year-old thoroughbred. This is my second season on Drummer and my first time riding for Wales. It will be a great experience, especially riding in the same team as my cousin, Lowri. Good luck to all the teams competing!!
Hi, I’m Cayli Herbert. I’m 16 years old and have finally finished my GCSE’s! This week I’ll be riding my amazing pony Choci. I’m so excited for my first ever world teams competition especially as it’s in my home town. Good luck to everyone competing this week, let the games begin!
Hi, I’m Looking forward to training this exciting group of riders many of them I have seen develop over recent years.