Equestrian Australia has confirmed that the appeal against the London Olympic eventing team selection has been dismissed.

This isn’t necessarily the end of the issue though, as riders have 48 hours to decide whether to take their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Last week the Australian Olympic eventing team was announced as Andrew Hoy (Rutherglen), Christopher Burton (Holstein Park Leilani), Clayton Fredericks (Bendigo), Lucinda Fredericks (Flying Finish) and Shane Rose (Taurus), but athletes lodged an appeal within the 48-hour permitted period, which was heard by an independent tribunal.

It is not known which rider or riders protested, although Sam Griffiths said online that there were three objections.