Today the Belgian riders who will participate at the Olympic Games have been announced. The two individual show jumping spots went to Jérôme Guéry with Grand Cru of the Rozenberg and Nicola Philippaerts with Silver Star T. Reserve rider is Judy-Ann Melchior with As Cold As Ice Z. Furthermore Philippaert’s Bisquet Balou C, his second horse, will be taken to Rio as possible replacement.
The Belgians only have one individual ticket for the dressage competitions. Young and talented Jorinde Verwimp and Tiamo will compete in Rio, reserve rider is Jeroen Devroe with Eres DI. Fanny Verliefden had saved the spot for Belgium, but her horse Anna Rico has a slight injury and will not be fit to compete again in Rio.
The two individual tickets in eventing went to Karin Donckers with Fletcha’t Verahof and Joris Vanspringel with Lully des Aulnes. Both of them have second and third horses who will be taken as reserve. Another possible alternative is Lara de Liederkerke-Meier with Ducati van den Overdam.