Karen Tebar (France) riding Don Luis - Photo Christophe Bricot

French national dressage chef d’equipe, Jan Bemelmans, has announced his Rio2016 squad: Karen Tebar/Don Luis (2005/Hann/g Dimaggo - Rubinstrahler T x Rubinstein I), bred by Karl Tuitjer; Pierre Volla/Badinda Altena (2006/KWPN/m Tolando - Nadinda x Goodtimes, bred by J. Timmerman); Ludovic Henry/After You; Stéphanie Brieussel/Amorak (2003/Bayern/g Abanos - Cassandra x Ragazzo, bred by Ferdinand Helbach); with Alexandre Ayache/Axel (2005/KWPN/g Sandreo - urona x Vincent), as travelling reserves. Bemelmans said: “After three years of working with the riders, we had the chance to qualify for the Olympic Games im Rio. It is a team for everyone else to beat as the rest of the world envies our strengh.” According to Karen Tebar: “I’m absolutely delighted. It’s the third time I’ve qualified for a Games, and this will be the second time that I’ve participated. I have only had Don Luis for two years and every day is a delight. It’s an enormous pleasure to have him in my life. With the team, we have an important goal to give our all!”