Libby Soley will spearhead the British squad at the pony European Eventing Championships in Freudenberg, Germany (19-22 July).

Last weekend 16-year-old Libby and Noble Springbok successfully defended the British Pony Championship title they won in 2006, before going on to take team bronze and individual silver medals at the European Championships.

Chloe Kirkpatrick and Puzzle IV, who also represented Britain last year, make the Derby House-sponsored squad again. Joining them are British Pony Championships runner-up Gina Ruck (Ice Cool Bailey), third-placed Tom McEwen (Dick Taytoe) and Lottie Kennedy (Darraks Tonto).

Four of the riders will be in the team and one will be an individual, but further details will not be announced until nearer the time.

The reserves are Althea Bleekman (Mayflower), Helen Dunning (Glenayre Bay Surf) and Tim Rogers (Rangeview Solo).