Germany Names Rio Olympics Show Jumping Long List

Germany's Daniel Deusser.
Germany’s Daniel Deusser.
Germany’s Daniel Deusser.

The German Olympic Equestrian Committee has announced its longlist for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The list includes ten riders. Five of the German colors are first represented at the Nations Cup in Aachen.German coach Otto Becker plans these five also firmly for the highlight of the season in Brazil.

“About the season-long five riders have in previous sightings emerged that if all stay healthy, to compete in Rio,” Becker said. The final form of the test will be for these candidates CHIO in Aachen (July 12 to 17).”

The top five riders on the A list will compete in the FEI Nations Cup in Aachen, and if all perform well they will be confirmed for the Olympic team. However, if results are substandard, there is room for riders from the B list to move up. The final Olympic team of horses and riders for Germany will be named just after July 17th.

A List
Christian Ahlmann with Codex One, Epleaser van’t Heike and Taloubet Z
Ludger Beerbaum with Chiara and Casello,
Daniel Deußer with Cornet d’Amour and First Class van Eeckelghem,
Marcus Ehning with Cornado NRW and Pret a Tout
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum with Fibonacci

B List
Hans-Dieter Dreher with Cool and Easy
Marco Kutscher with Van Gogh
Janne-Friederike Meyer with Goja
Mario Stevens with Brooklyn
Patrick Stühlmeyer with Lacan.

-Source: German Olympic Equestrian Committee/German Equestrian Federation