Team GB - Germany International (Sept 4-9 2018)

Tentpegging Deutschland will host an international competition at Crawinkel, in the region of Gotha from September 4-9 2018.

We have been invited to send a GB team to compete against the hosts. The competition takes place alongside an event hosted by the German Cavalry Association.

The team will fly into Frankfurt before heading over to the competition venue where they will meet their horses. They will also get to ride their horses in Thüringeti nature reserve national park.

We will keep you updated on the team's progress and wish them the best of luck!

Meet the Team

Jerry Watkins

Jerry is a vastly-experienced tentpegger and has competed for GB overseas on numerous occasions.

 

Jerry is also a serving member of the Countess Mountbatten’s Own Legion of Frontiersmen and enjoys participating in historical equestrian events.

 

In the UK, he rides Archie and Alias.

 

He is also acting Coach for this team at present and will captain the team in Germany.

Image credit: Kaf Paine Photography

Jem Pearce

Jem made the switch to tentpegging from mounted games six years ago. This will be her third time riding for GB.

 

Jem was the 2016 Ginger Dragon joint UK league points champion with her late horse Pepsi.

After a season out last year working in Singapore, Jem is back competing with new horse Buster, who shows a promising future ahead.

 

Jem is also acting Manager for this team at present.

Justin Boyles

Justin has been tent pegging for four years and has enjoyed a successful season so far this year with top three placings at several events.

He also trains the Kings Troop tentpegging team and organises the team to attend competitions.

 

A Lance Bombardier in the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Justin is lead driver in B sub-section and is a riding instructor.

Tom Jenks

Tom is enjoying a fruitful first season of pegging, starting off with third place in the Services Team Tentpegging at Royal Windsor Horse Show in May.

 

He followed this with four places from first to fifth at the Royal Tournament in June.

 

As a Bombardier in the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Tom’s ‘day job’ is Lead Driver and riding instructor in F sub-section.

Rory Osborn

Rory has been tentpegging since January this year and was placed fourth in Services Team Tentpegging at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in May.

 

He has been in the Kings Troop for three years and now works as part of the recruitment team.

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