The eventing team for the European Championships at Pratoni del Vivaro (13-16 September) may be minus William Fox-Pitt for the first time in seven years.

The squad has been named as:

  • Mary King and Call Again Cavalier (owned by Edwin and Sue Davies and Janette Chinn)
  • Oliver Townend and Flint Curtis (owned by Edward and Robert Nicholson)
  • Daisy Dick and Spring Along (owned by Daisy and her mother, Caroline Dick)
  • Sharon Hunt and Tankers Town (owned by Sharon and her parents, Terry and Janice Hunt)
  • Zara Phillips and Toytown (owned by BGC Partners & Associates; Cantor Index and Zara)
  • Georgie Davies and Fachoudette (owned by Georgie, Nicola Spence and Judy Gardner)

First reserve is Rodney Powell and Langarth Darcy (owned by Brook and Sally Johnson) with William Fox-Pitt and Ballincoola (owned by Michael Payne and Judith Skinner) second reserves in the UK Sport Lottery-funded squad.

The final team of four and the two individuals will be announced after the first horse inspection on 12 September. The team will be aiming to secure a seventh consecutive team gold medal, a run which no other nation has even been close to emulating at European level.

Read biographies and view galleries of the squad riders in our dedicated British team area of the H&H eventing microsite, supported by Land Rover, at www.horseandhound.co.uk/eventingleague/britishteam/