What a weekend for Great Britains junior and young rider teams at the European Championships in Maarsbergen where they brought home medals in every colour!!!

We watched on with much anticipation as Billy McFee (Billy Mexico x Billy Congo) started the week with a fantastic dressage score and was lying in a great position overnight. On Saturday, the cross country phase proved to be especially tough and some fancied partnerships fell out of contention, but not Leilia Paske and McFee – they stormed round looking inch perfect the whole way!

With not only individual pressure but also the pressure of the team, the showjumping phase on the Sunday is always a little more tense! Leilia and McFee put all tension aside to jump a super clear round to not only clinch silver for the team but also silver individually!

We are so impressed with this young partnerships achievement and send our congratulations to everyone connected to Billy McFee!

Billy McFee – Thank you to Adam Fanthorpe for this fantastic image. COPYRIGHT Adam Fanthorpe 2019