FEI BADGES OF HONOUR TO BE PRESENTED AT OLYMPIA
Three FEI Badges of Honour will be presented to British riders at Olympia – The London International Horse Show, next week.
FEI Badges of Honour are awarded to riders who have completed the first round of a Nations Cup, the Team and/or the Individual Competition at the Olympic and Regional Games and the World and Continental Team and/or Individual Championships, without retiring or being eliminated, on the following scale:-
A Gold Badge for completing 40 competitions
A Silver Badge for completing 20 competitions
A Bronze Badge for completing 10 competitions
This year, badges will be presented to Mark Armstrong, Ellen Whitaker and Tim Gredley.
Mark, from Bordon, Hampshire, will receive a Gold Badge for completing over 40 competitions between 1987 and 2006.
Ellen from Barnsley, South Yorkshire and Tim from Newmarket, Suffolk, both aged just 20 years old, will receive Bronze Badges for completing over 10 competitions between 2004 and 2006.
The presentation will be made during the interval of the afternoon performance on Sunday 17th December 2006 at Olympia – The London International Horse Show. The Badges will be presented to the riders by David Broome, CBE – Chairman of the British Show Jumping Association’s Performance Development Committee.