Nicola Wilson named in Great Britain squad for European Championships

Nicola Wilson on One Two Many in the CCI*** dressage event at the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.
Nicola Wilson on One Two Many in the CCI*** dressage event at the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

North Yorkshire rider Nicola Wilson will have a chance to show off her Olympic credentials after gaining selection for the European Eventing Championships.

Wilson has been selected in the 12-strong British squad that will go for gold at Blair Castle, Scotland in September.

The 38-year-old will pair up with her horses One Two Many and Annie Clover at the competition.

The competition is the last major team championship before the 2016 Olympic Games and will act as a key test in the selection process for the squad that will head to Rio de Janeiro.

Wilson, who has ridden back to form after breaking her collarbone in a fall earlier in the eventing season, said it was an honour to have two horses selected.

She said: “It is especially exciting after the delay to the beginning of our season due to me breaking my collar bone that subsequently needed plating.

“It is credit to my home support team who worked so hard to keep the horses in tip top shape and to my fantastic owners who remained supportive and positive through this time.

“Fingers crossed that we stay safe and sound in the meantime.”