The Danish Equestrian Federation and Danish team trainer Rudolf Zeilinger have announced the Danish combinations that are selected to represent Denmark at the 2012 Olympic Games in London on 2 - 9 August 2012. After the final performances in the CDIO Grand Prix at the 2012 CDIO Aachen, Zeilinger was able to make his final pick.
Zeilinger selected the following riders on the team
- Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein - Digby, a Danish warmblood gelding by Donnerhall x Sandro
- Anna Kasprzak - Donnperignon, a Finnish warmblood gelding by Donnerhall x Mozart II
- Anne van Olst - Taikoen, a Dutch warmblood gelding by Negro x Rotschild
Anne van Olst will be able to ride Clearwater (by Carpaccio x Limebrand) as her reserve horse.
The Danish individual combination will be
- Lisbet Seierskilde - Jonstrupgaardens Raneur, a Danish warmblood gelding by Ragazzo x Schwadroneur
As travelling reserve combination, Zeilinger picked Sidsel Johansen on the Danish bred Schianto (by Gribaldi).
"These are four strong combinations that we are sending to London," Zeilinger commented. "There are experienced horses and new stars and with them I believe Denmark will be a strong candidate to continue the bronze medal trend of 2008."
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