Great Britain’s Olympic Medalist Laura Tomlinson One of Two Bidding to be Athlete Rep on FEI Dressage Committee

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Great Britain's Laura Tomlinson (riding as Behctolsheimer before her marriage) in tears as she completed her Grand Prix Freestyle on Mistral Hojris at the London Olympics. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Great Britain’s Laura Tomlinson (riding as Behctolsheimer before her marriage) in tears as she completed her Grand Prix Freestyle on Mistral Hojris at the London Olympics. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

April 10, 2014

Laura Tomlinson of Great Britain and Anna Paprocka-Campanella of Ialy are seeking election to fill the posiion of Athlete Representative on the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Dressage Committee, according to the list of candidates for the eight sports disciplines released Thursday.

The online elections will be held from April 15 to June 1.

Both candidates, the FEI said, fulfilled the eligibility criteria of being ay least 18 years of age, competed in one of the last two senior FEI World Championships or Olympic Games and has a clean anti-doping record for both horses and humans.

Only FEI registered Athletes aged 18 years and over who are included on the Ranking List dated Jan. 31, 2013 are eligible to vote.

The candidates:

Laura Tomlinson, aged 29. She was a member of Britain’s bronze medal team at the 2004 European Young Rider Championships. Two years later she was on her nation’s team at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany in 2006. Then at the WEG in Kentucky in 2010 she led Great Britain to the team silver medal as well as winning two individual silvers on Mistral Hojris. She rode the Danish Warmblood gelding in her first Olympics, the 2008 Beijing Games, and in 2012 at London where Britain claimed their first ever medals in Olympic dressage–team gold and individual bronze. In three European Championships, she won team silver at home in Windsor in 2009 and team gold at Rotterdam in 2011 as well as individual medals at both events.

Anna Paprocka-Campanella, aged 39. She rode Andretti H on the Italian team at the 2006 WEG in Aachen and at the 2007 European Championships. She rode Prego at the 2009 Europeans at Windsor. She has also competed on Italian teams at Nations Cups on different horses. A daughter, Alice, rode in the 2012 and 2013 European Pony Championships.