The Italian Equestrian Federation (FISE) has officially nominated Valentina Truppa as Italy's individual representative in dressage at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiero, Brazil, on 9 - 15 August 2016.
Italy had only short-listed two riders in the running for Olympic nomination: Valentina Truppa and Micol Rustignoli who are both trained by 5* judge and coach Enzo Truppa.
Valentina Truppa has now officially been selected to go to Rio. She will be taking her 19-year old Danish warmblood Chablis, who is bred by Danish Grand Prix rider Morten Thomsen and is sired by Castro x Leonardo II.
Rustignoli and Corallo Nero, a 17-year old Italian warmblood by Sherwood x Landadel, are the reserve pair.
Photo © Astrid Appels
Eurodressage Coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games