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Cirencester's Jenna Copley off to India with GB tentpegging squad for World Cup

By Sportsnews  |  Posted: February 22, 2013

Cirencester's Jenna Copley is off to India for the tentpegging World Cup

Cirencester's Jenna Copley is off to India for the tentpegging World Cup. Picture: Tariq Hameed Sulemani www.thsulemani.com

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Cirencester accountant Jenna Copley is off to India with the GB tentpegging squad for the World Cup.

Tentpegging is a high octane sport which involves picking up targets from horseback at speed. 

There are several different targets from a three-inch peg in the ground to rings and oranges at eye height.

The British team has travelled to South Africa, Oman, and we are now travelling to India to compete against teams from all over the world. 

The Asian and International competition in held  from March 18 to 24  at the Gurgaon Sports Stadium, Gurgaon, Haryana, New Dehli.

There are teams from the eastern countries of India, Pakistan, Oman, Sudan, Egypt and also European countries like Holland, Germany, and world countries like Australia and South Africa.

This will be the second time a team has travelled to India and last year they came back with a silver medal.

Copley is an accountant working for the Westcon Group in Cirencester,

She lives in Aldsworth, and has competed successfully in show jumping and polocrosse before taking up tentpegging. 

She was the only lady member of the team that went to the world cup in India in 2012 to win a  silver medal.

Just recently Copley was part of a England team that competed in an international competition in Pakistan and they won two sliver medals and three bronze medals.

For more information on tentpegging, visit www.britishtentpegging.com

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