Locally-based eventers win Olympic bronze
While equestrian Team GB took the silver to Germany’s gold in the Olympic eventing competition at Greenwich Park (July 31), two local riders won bronze.
Jonelle Richards (based at Mildenhall) and veteran Olympic rider Andrew Nicholson (based at Lockeridge) were in the third placed New Zealand team. Another member of their team, Mark Todd is based near Newbury. This was Jonelle’s first Olympic competition.
Many of the riders in the top teams – including Zara Phillips of Team GB – were last seen in three-day eventing competition at the Barbury Horse Trials a month ago.