William and Billy Buckingham will be heading to Tryon in the USA for the World Equestrian Games this month to compete for Great Britain as part of the team along with the following combinations;
Amanda Derbyshire on Goghman Sport horse LLC’s Luibanta BH
Holly Smith on her own, Graham Smith and TJ Hall Ltd’s Hearts Destiny
William Whitaker on Ludwig and Yasmine Criel’s Utamaro d’Ecaussines
The selection is especially exciting for the Billy Stud as William represented the team in 2013 with Buckingham’s sire, Billy Congo, when Britain won Gold. It is such an achievement to be selected for the team on a home-bred horse.
Buckingham has had a fantastic season so far, not only appearing on two Nation’s cup teams (Falsterbo & Dublin) but also taking home the trophy for the famous Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby in June.
Good luck to Team GB!