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Rio 2016 long list announced

British Equestrian Federation [BEF] has today confirmed the equestrian athletes and horses they have submitted to the Fédération Equestre Internationale [FEI] as the Nominated Entries list for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Only athletes and horses listed on the Nominated Entries list can be put forward to the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association for selection.

Great Britain has qualified the following number of athletes to compete in the equestrian events at the Games:

  • Dressage – 4 athletes
  • Eventing – 4 athletes
  • Jumping – 4 athletes
  • Para-Dressage – 5 athletes


Athletes selected to compete for Team GB in Dressage, Eventing and Jumping will be announced 5 July 2016 and athletes selected to compete for ParalympicsGB will be announced 14 July 2016.

Nominated entries are listed in alphabetical order, by athlete surname.

Nominated entries: Eventing

Kristina Cook with Elisabeth Murdoch and Keith Tyson’s Billy The Red
Kristina Cook with Pip Wates, Ailsa Wates and Equine Aqua Training’s Calvino II
Kristina Cook with Bridget Biddlecombe, Shaun Lawson, Nicholas Embiricos, Althea Gifford and Jim Chromiak’s Star Witness
Laura Collett with David and Diana Chappell’s Grand Manoeuvre
Laura Collett with Clive Smith’s Pamero 4
William Fox-Pitt with Christopher Stone’s Chilli Morning
Pippa Funnell with the late Carol Toliver’s Billy The Biz
Kitty King with Diana Bown, Jacqueline Owen and Samantha Wilson’s Ceylor L A N
Tom McEwen with Frank and Jane Inns’ Toledo De Kerser
Gemma Tattersall with The Soul Syndicate and her own Arctic Soul
Gemma Tattersall with Christopher Stone’s Chico Bella P
Gemma Tattersall with The Pebbles Syndicate’s Quicklook V
Izzy Taylor with Susan Holroyd and Frances Carter’s Allercombe Ellie
Nicola Wilson with Gerry and Mary Kemp and Janine Shewan’s One Two Many
Holly Woodhead with Ian Woodhead’s DHI Lupison

About Rio 2016 #RoadToRio

Today marks 45 days to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where equestrian sport will celebrate 104 years in the Olympic Movement. A total of 200 human/equine athlete combinations will compete at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in the Deodoro Olympic Park, the second largest Rio 2016 Games cluster - 75 in Jumping, 65 in Eventing and 60 in Dressage.

The equestrian action gets underway with the Eventing horse inspection on 5 August, the day of the Olympic Opening Ceremony, after which the world’s best horses and riders will compete for six sets of medals over 12 days of intense competition.

Find out more here