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

 

If you are interested in joining a team, please see the relevant qualification pathway on the Making the Step to FEI level page.
 



 

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 ten 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 - Sam Daplyn

Sam is based in West Sussex where he runs his own business, Equine Performance Physio Ltd.  He works primarily with elite competition horses, specialising in performance issues with both horse and riders across numerous disciplines including dressage, eventing and jumping. He works alongside vets and farriers on a daily basis in order to utilise a multidisciplinary approach to the cases he treats. As a human physio he works in a busy private clinic treating a range of conditions but focuses on riders and their asymmetries and the relationship that this has on the horse. Sam was also employed as a treating physiotherapist at both Burghley and Blenheim horse trials in 2017.

 

 
 

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.  

 
   
 

Farrier - Harvey Lymer Dip WCF


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.

 

 
   

Physiotherapist - Robyn Dunn

Robyn is a Chartered Physiotherapist who specialises in Horse and Rider Performance. Robyn lives in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, and has been the Physiotherapist for the Scottish Endurance Team for the past 4 years, attending Home International Championships across the UK.  Robyn has considerable experience in managing a team of endurance horses (and their riders) during competition