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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