EVENTING: Taylor's joy at GB call-up

Izzy Taylor

Izzy Taylor

First published in Sport

Oxfordshire's Izzy Taylor could hardly contain her excitement after being selected for Great Britain’s squad to compete in the World Equestrian Games in Normandy from August 28-31.

The 31-year-old, from Aynho, near Banbury, will ride Allercombe Ellie.

And she will compete alongside Zara Phillips, William Fox-Pitt, Pippa Funnell, Tina Cook and Oliver Townend.

Taylor said: “I’m very excited, and to be going to another championship, which will be a different kind of championships (to the Europeans in 2013); it’s exciting.

“It kind of feels, on a personal level, that I’ve made a step up.”

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