Drea replaces Maher at World Equestrian Games

30 August 2014 / 10:45

Chef d’mission Will Connell insists he is eager to see what Jessie Drea is made of after she was brought into Great Britain’s showjumping team for the World Equestrian Games.

Ben Maher was all set to compete at the World Equestrian Games however his 12-year-old grey mare Cella picked up a small overreach injury in training which has forced a withdrawal.

This means that 22-year-old Drea was given the nod as the travelling reserve and she and 13-year-old chestnut mare Touchable will now join Scott Brash, Joe Clee and Michael Whitaker in the competition.

Drea and Touchable represented Great Britain out at the CSI2* Test Event for the World Equestrian Games in June, finishing just outside the top ten in the 1m45 class.

And Connell said: “It is sad that Cella, with all her experience, is out of the competition, however I am pleased that Jessie who is a talented up and coming rider gets the opportunity to go to her first senior Championship.”

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