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The oldest horse at the World Equestrian Games looks set to be 20-year-old eventer Stand By Me, representing Sweden.

The Swedish Warmblood gelding and Linda Algotsson were 11th at last year’s European Championships, when Linda said: “I’ll go on competing him as long as he’s happy”.

The pair has twice taken individual silver at European Championships — at Luhmuhlen in 1999 and Punchestown in 2003.

The other members of the Swedish eventing team are

  • Katrin Norling and Pandora Emm
  • Niklas Lindbäck and Mister Pooh
  • Niklas Jonsson and First Lady
  • Malin Larsson with Piccadilly Z

The sixth rider will be either Viktoria Carlerbäck with Ballys Geronimo or Dag Albert and Tubber Rebel.

The Swedish showjumping team has also been announced.

Swedish chef d´equipe Hans Horn announced the team after Paderborn CSI*** in Germany on Sunday.

The five riders are

  • Malin Baryard-Johnsson and H&M Actrice W
  • Rolf-Göran Bengtsson and Ninja La Silla,
  • Peder Fredricson and H&M Arctic Aurora Borealis,
  • Helena Lundbäck and Bukowskis Erbblume
  • Alexander Zetterman with Isaac