The British squad for this Friday’s Meydan FEI Nations Cup at Hickstead has been announced.

Peter Charles will ride Murka’s Pom D’Ami, who has proved one of the most reliable team horses this season. After a superb performance as part of the British team in Falsterbo, Sweden, Tina Fletcher has been selected once again with Lady Pauline Harris’s Hello Sailor.

Michael Whitaker and Beatrice Mertens’ GIG Amai II are also back in team action after some time off, while two stallions have also been picked — Billy Congo, ridden by William Funnell, and Talan, the ride of Robert Smith. This will be the latter’s Meydan FEI Nations Cup debut.

Hickstead is the seventh round of this eight-leg Meydan FEI Nations Cup series.

France currently heads the leader board with USA in second and Ireland, GB and Germany all level-pegging on equal points in third.

Only the top six teams will stay in the top league in 2011.