Jessica selected for Dublin Nations Cup


Great news today as Jessica was selected by the British Chef d'Equipe Di Lampard for the team that will jump the Nations Cup in Dublin in two weeks. She'll be riding Toy Boy and will form the squad with Robert Whitaker, Robert Smith, William Funnell and Tim Wilks.

Press announcement:

British Showjumping’s Team NAF Announced for Dublin CSIO5* Nations Cup


Following an invitation to compete in the CSIO5* FEI Nations Cup at Dublin, Ireland, the following squad has been selected to represent Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF. The competition takes place between the 9th – 13th August 2017 at the Royal Dublin Society.


William Funnell from Dorking, Surrey with Billy Buckingham, a 9 year-old British bred chestnut gelding owned by Billy Stud


Jessica Mendoza from Wiltshire and now based in The Netherlands with Toy Boy, a 9 year-old chestnut gelding owned by Sarah Mendoza


Robert Smith from Shrewley, Warwickshire with either his own 12 year-old bay mare Bavi or his own and Karina Reily’s 9 year-old bay stallion Ilton


Robert Whitaker from Sidcup, Kent with Catwalk IV, a 14 year-old brown gelding owned by Clare Whitaker and Mandy Hall


Tim Wilks from Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire with Quelbora Merze, a 13 year-old chestnut gelding owned by In Showjumpers


The Nations Cup competition takes place on Friday 11th August at 15.00 hrs local time and the Longines International Grand Prix will be on Sunday 13th August at 15.00 hrs local time. The Chef d’Equipe accompanying the team will be World Class Performance Manager for Showjumping, Di Lampard.


For further information on the show and full results once the show is underway, visit Full information in respect of the FEI Nations Cup series can be found by visiting FEI TV will be showing live footage from the event. To access this please visit


British Showjumping would like to thank NAF, title sponsors of the Senior Nations Cup Teams along with the Children, Junior and Young Rider teams.


NAF’s premium range of Five Star brands include Superflex, Superflex Senior, PROFEET, Optimum, Magic, Oestress and Respirator Boost with quality at the heart of everything they do. They are a UFAS (Universal Feed Assurance Scheme), GMP+ (International Feed Assurance Scheme) and BETA NOPS (Naturally Occuring Prohibited Substances) accredited company and this enables them to guarantee full traceability on all the natural ingredients they utilise in their formulations, which are also selected in compliance with the FEI guidelines for Clean Sport. For further information, visit


The GBR showjumping teams are supported by the British Equestrian Federation’s World Class Programme, funded by UK Sport through the National Lottery. The Programme focuses on identifying talent, developing potential and maximising medal-winning performances on the world stage.



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