Stand By Me could be oldest horse at World Equestrian Games

  • 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

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