Introducing the SMT

Endurance GB are very lucky to have a very strong team of experienced riders and professionals to support the Squads for 2017. 


For more information please email 

John Robertson, Director of International



 

International Squad

Chef d’equipe - Liz Finney

Liz has been involved in endurance riding since the late 1970's, when she started competing on a friend's horse. She was a member of the British team on three occasions winning team silver at Florac, individual silver in Germany and team gold at the first World Equestrian Games in Stockholm.


She was first appointed Chef d'equipe of the British team in 1995 when the team won the European championships in Morlaix, France. Liz has been Chef d'equipe for a further nine championships, including the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.


Liz is a 4* FEI judge and technical delegate, officiating in a number of countries and was President of the Ground Jury at the 2012 World Championships at Euston Park.

Before competing in endurance, Liz used to compete mainly in show jumping. She started up what is now EGB Cheshire group in 1991 and has been Chairman for many years. Liz was also Chairman of the British Endurance Riding Association and was very involved in the merging of BERA and the EHPS to form EGB.


 

Vet - Hannah Kelly

Hannah has been involved with EGB since 2002 when as a newly qualified vet she was asked, by a client, to vet at a local Iceni group ride. The rest they say is history and she is now an FEI 4* endurance vet and an FEI 3* endurance treatment vet which has involved invitations to many places in Europe and the Middle East. In 2012 Hannah became the assistant vet for the British Endurance team at the World Championships at Euston Park and went on to become the team vet for the Europeans in the Czech Republic in 2013 and the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France in 2014.

Hannah also owns and runs a private first opinion mixed veterinary practice from her farm in Norfolk and achieved her post graduate certificate in Equine Practice in 2012. Any spare time is taken up by her two ex racehorses competing in Evening, though do look out for her at Iceni or ADR pleasure rides in the winter months and soon her son Jack may be accompanying her on his lead rein pony!


 

Farrier - Kelvin Lymer

Kelvin has been a farrier for nearly 40 years.  He joined as Endurance Equestrian Team GBR Farrier in 1992 and has supported the Team at multiple World Equestrian Games , European Championships, World Endurance Championships and World Cups, plus he was one of only 3 official farriers at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.   The GBR Teams that he has supported have won Bronze, Silver and Gold medals.  His company Sandpitt Forge, is a thriving business and his clients not only include Endurance horses but horses in all disciplines including dressage, eventing, show jumping, driving.   He has trained over twenty apprentices and is involved with treating lame horses at a number of veterinary practices, which has led him into designing sports horseshoes, trying new and different products and different theories which are now been used in a number of scientific trials.

 

 

 

 


 

Physio - Katie Dorman

Katie is an ACPAT Chartered Physiotherapist who is qualified to treat both horses and humans.  Katie's first involvement with the team was in 2014 when she attended the World Equestrian Games as rider physio.  She has since been involved with all the squads and attended Brussels in 2016 with the Development Squad as team physio for horse and rider.  Katie has an interest in backs and core strength in both horses and riders and is also a qualified Pilates instructor.  Her passion for horses continues into her spare time and she regularly competes in affiliated show jumping and local events.

 

 

 

Logistics - Lindsay Wilson

 

International Young Rider Squad

Chef d’equipe Jo Chisholm

Jo lives on Dartmoor and is a very active contributor to Endurance.  Amongst the many positions she has held, she was joint Chef d’Equipe for the GBR Senior Team in Dubai in 2005.  Jo has been a prolific competitor for over 30 years and has completed a staggering 11,492 kms at all distances, including FEI classes. Many of you will remember her horse, Grey Medlar, who received many accolades during his 15 year career, including Overall Champion in 2000.  Jo and Grey Medlar were also part of the Intermediate Team that competed in Belgium in 2002.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vet - Tom Eaton-Evans MRCVS

Tom has worked at Newmarket Equine Hospital for his whole career.  Based in the headquarters of flat racing, he has developed an interest in equine sports medicine and the transport of performance horses around the world.  He is an FEI 4* Treatment Vet, attending FEI rides all over the UK, with considerable experience in the management of Endurance horses during competition.  He has worked with both the Senior and Young Rider Squads.  He also participates as a rider at local endurance events on his ex-racehorse.







 

Farrier - Glyn Trundle AWCF, ATF

Glyn is a Master Farrier and approved Training Farrier.  He has been working with EGB’s Young Rider Team since 2012, attending European and World Championships, being part of the support team for the Young Riders that obtained a Bronze Medal at Mont le Soie in Belgium in 2012.  Glyn specialises in the shoeing of competition horses. Glyn is especially motivated by the challenge of keeping these individuals sound during the physical demands placed on them throughout training and competition, whilst also maximising their performance by maintaining correct foot balance and support.   Glyn in a keen horseman both inside and outside of work, and can regularly be seen out Hunting or Eventing.


 

Physio - Lee Clark MCSP, SRP, BSc (Hons)

Lee is qualified in both Human and Animal Physiotherapy. He worked in the NHS for 2 years whilst training to treat animals. Since qualifying as an Animal Physiotherapist in 1999 Lee has specialised in treating horses whilst devoting equal time to continue treating people. He runs 'Human' clinics in order to treat equine riders since any pain, restriction of movement, weakness or asymmetry can affect the horse. This can cause performance problems and even lameness in severe longstanding conditions. Lee has an arsenal of additional skills including Kinesiotaping, Acupuncture, Laser Therapy and Osteopathic Manipulation.  He has been involved with the Endurance Squads since 2010, travelling to many International events in a support role to the Teams.

 

Support Farrier to both Squads

Harvey Lymer DipWCF 

 

Known to many as the son of our long-standing Senior Squad farrier, Kelvin Lymer, Harvey was obviously introduced to Endurance at a young age but is an accomplished farrier in his own right.  In 2013 he won the European Championship for apprentice farriers held in Denmark.  He has been working with the EGB International Squad for some years, including travelling to France with the Development Squad in 2014.