Swiss chef d’équipe of the show-jumpers, Andy Kistler, has nominated five riders for Rio. He will only decide in Rio who is going to be reserve. The nominated pairs are Romain Duguet with Quorida de Treho, Paul Estermann with Castlefields Eclipse, Martin Fuchs with Clooney, Steve Guerdat with Nino des Buissonnets as well as Janika Sprunger with Bonne Chance CW.
Steve Guerdat is title defender in Rio. Four years ago, he and Nino won the gold medal in London. Paul Estermann was part of the team in London, too. The other three riders will have their Olympic debut.