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Langley gets Team GB Equestrian call

By Uttoxeter Post and Times  |  Posted: August 08, 2014

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BETH Langley has been rewarded for her considerable success at junior-level by her first senior call up to the Team GB Equestrian squad.

The Uttoxeter 23-year-old and her horse HS Amestista will compete in the endurance event at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held in France this month.

Langley (pictured) will compete as an individual at the championships, as well as representing Great Britain in the team competition.

The one-day event is set over 160 kilometres and sees five vet checks across the course – the horse must be declared fit to continue at each one.

Langley said: "It's my pony's sixth Championships, having come up together through Young Rider, but this is our first Senior selection – I am really excited about being part of the bigger GB team.

"My family, who are also my crew, have never missed a ride so their support, and that of my sponsors, is so crucial to our success"

Her achievement is all the more remarkable considering Langley combines training with a full-time position as a physiotherapist at Perform St George's Park.

At the Burton-based FA national training centre, Langley supports the recovery of elite athletes, including the England football squads, and members of the public.

Phil Horton, Perform director, said: "Since Beth joined the physiotherapy team here, she has quickly impressed all with her skill, intelligence and absolute dedication to her profession.

"I know that she applies exactly the same commitment to her riding and training, and so it came as no surprise that the Great Britain selectors have chosen her.

"We wish Beth, HS Amestista and her crew the best of luck in France where we know they will be an instrumental part of the GB squad."

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