The British have announced their 2016 Olympic longlist. All riders from 2012’s gold-medal-winning dressage team are named, and Peter Charles is the only 2012 rider missing from this year’s jumping team (once again, the Whitaker name is there in numbers: John, Michael and Robert). The eventing team is also the same, with the exception of Zara Phillips and Mary King, who are not on the list.
Laura Collett with Grand Manoeuvre, a chestnut Hanoverian gelding (Grand Cru-Venja) and reserve horse Pamero 4
Kristina Cook with Calvino II (Carousel-Collector’s Rock), Billy the Red (Balou du Rouet-Simply Red) and reserve horse Star Witness
William Fox Pitt on the chestnut Brandenburg stallion, Chilli Morning (Phantomic XX-Koralle)
Pippa Funnell on Billy the Biz (Cevin Z-Little Miss Prim), a grey gelding
Kitty King on Ceylor LAN (Veron-Winanda La N), a bay gelding.
Gemma Tattersall with Chico Bella P (Chico’s Boy-Compita), a bay mare, and Quicklook V, a grey mare (Urkel-Unabresse), with reserve horse Arctic Soul
Izzy Taylor on Allercombe Ellie, a dark bay mare (Jumbo-My Last Edition)
Holly Woodhead on DHI Lupison, a chestnut gelding (Lupicor-Sevarine)
Nicola Wilson on One Two Many, a bay gelding (Chacoa-Cul No Breathar)
Henriette Anderson on Flavio (Florencio I-Gazelle, by Glueckspilz) 11yo bay stallion
Fiona Bigwood on DS Orthilia (Gribald-Atterupgaards Olivia, by Donnerschlag) 11yo bay mare
Richard Davidson on Bubblingh (Lingh-Matajo, by Picandt) 10yo bay gelding
Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro and reserve horse Barolo. Valegro, who is now 14, is by Negro out of Maifleur by Derswin. Barolo, a 10yo chestnut gelding, is by Breitling W out of Highlight, by Hitchcock.
Michael Eilberg on Marakov and reserve Dornroeschen. Marakov, a 16yo bay Latvian gelding is by Rufs out of Mazepa by Mitjulands. Dornroeschen is a 14yo bay mare by Dimaggio out of Claire by Caprimond.
Laura Griffith on Rubin Al Asad (Rubin-Royal-Wandergirl by Wanderbursch II), a 14yo bay gelding.
Carl Hester on Nip Tuck (Don Ruto-Irena by Animo), a 12YO bay gelding; reserve horse Wanadoo (Wolkenstein-Claerchen), a 15YO chestnut gelding.
Gareth Hughes on Classic Briolinca (Trento B-Trolinca by Royal Dance), a 10YO bay mare
Anna Ross on Die Callas (De Niro-Celeste by Carprilli), a 15YOd black mare)
Laura Tomlinson on Rosalie B (Rubin Royal-Nordmaid by Newcastle) 10YO black mare
Hayley Watson-Greaves on Rubins Nite (Sire: Rubin Royal-Little Wixi by Limbo) 12YO black gelding
Spencer Wilton on Super Nova II (De Niro-Walpurgis by Weltmeyer) 13YO bay gelding
Nick Skelton on the bay stallion Big Star (Quick Star-Jolanda by Nimmerdor)
Ben Maher with Tic-Tac, a bay stallion (Clinton-Panama du Seigneur by Darco) and Diva II, a chestnut mare (Kannan-Debutante by Berlioz) with reserve horse Untouched, a 9YO stallion by Untouchable.
Michael Whitaker on the grey stallion Cassionato (Cassini I-Perle by Quidam de Revel) and reserve horse Viking, a chestnut gelding by Jacomar.
Jessica Mendoza on Spirit T, a brown mare (Tornado-Atlanta II by Carnaval Drum)
John Whitaker on Ornellaia, a bay mare (For Pleasure-Kleine Cera by Calato)
Scott Brash on Hello Forever, a chestnut gelding (For Pleasure-Inella by Nimmerdor), Hello Sanctos a bay gelding (Quasimodo van de Molendreef-Nasia van het Gravenhof (Nabab de Reve) and reserve Hello M’Lady (Indoctro-Beach Quella by Baloubet du Rouet)
Joe Clee on the bay stallion Utamaro d’Ecaussines (Diamant de Semilly-Arizona van Arenberg by Quidam de Revel)
Tim Stockdale on Fleur de l’Aube, a brown mare (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve-Orchidee van het Pallieterland by Alcatraz)
Robert Whitaker on the bay stallion Catwalk IV (Colman-Carna by Corleone)
Guy Williams on Titus, a chestnut gelding (Lancelot-Kristin by Rex Magna XX)