Peter Charles’s Murka’s Nevada will make his first Nations Cup appearance this afternoon at La Baule, France

Peter was due to ride his 2010 Nations Cup stalwart Murka’s Pom d’Ami, (pictured) but the 12-year-old gelding was found to have some pus in his foot.

His other horse Murka’s Rubert R knocked his leg in the horsebox on the journey over so also wasn’t ready to jump.

Peter told H&H reporter Kerry Bowness that although it was a “big step up” for the horse it would be “good experience”.

Nick Skelton and Carlo, David McPherson and Chamberlein Z and Robert Smith and Talan are also in the team.

The GB team has been drawn to go second in the event which starts at 3.15pm CEST (2.15pm UK time) today (Friday, 13 May).