Michael Jung heads the on-form German eventing squad for the 2018 World Equestrian Games.
The world number six is named aboard his three-time Kentucky CCI4* winner FischerRocana FST.
He is joined by Ingrid Klimke riding the multiple three-star winner SAP Hale Bob. The pair won four internationals in a row between July 2017 and June 2018.
Julia Krajewski brings forward her consistent partner Chipmunk FRH, fresh from a hat-trick of three-star victories. The pair won Marbach CIC3* in May, before storming to victory in Bramham’s CCI3* on their dressage score of 19.4 and also took the CICO3* at Aachen.
Andreas Dibowski is named on two horses; he will ride either the 15-year-old FRH Butts Avedon or rising star, nine-year-old FRH Corrida.
Kai Rüder and his sixth-placed 2017 European Championship ride Colani Sunrise complete the squad.
Sandra Auffarth’s strong performance in Aachen and her CIC3* victory in Strzegom yesterday (12 August) have led to her being named as first reserve with the nine-year-old Viamant Du Matz.
“The horse has been in an absolutely ascending form since Aachen,” said national coach Hans Melzer.
“He has a lot of potential and, if used, would certainly be a worthy championship horse. But he is still quite young and has a great future ahead of him.”
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The World Equestrian Games take place at Tryon International Equestrian Centre, North Carolina, from 11 to 23 September.
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