Papillon Z (2002: Perhaps vh Molenvoldel - Cleopatra van Spalbeek x Cassini I) with Jerome Guery

Several stallions have been announced among the individual Olympic qualifiers for Rio 2016. In Group F, representing Maroc, the brilliant Selle Français Quickly de Kreisker (2004: Diamant de Semilly - Briseis d’Helby x Laudanum xx) with Abdelkebir Ouaddar. Likewise, Belgium is assured of two places with Holsteiner Conrad de Hus (2005: Con Air - Minne I x Locato) ridden by Gregory Wathelet, and Papillon Z (2002: Perhaps vh Molenvoldel - Cleopatra van Spalbeek x Cassini I) with Jerome Guery (see photo). The latter already has a blue-blooded pedigree as a paternal grandson of the Atlanta 2006 Olympic individual showjumping gold medallist Jus de Pomme (Primo des Bruyeres - Opaline des Pins x Garitchou AA). Two mares, Molly Malone V (2004: Kannan - Janini x Cavalier [ex San Patrignano Mister]) and Fit For Fun (2004: For Pleasure - Fetzi x Fabriano) will, respectively, represent Ireland and Portugal in the hands of Bertram Allen and Luciana Diniz.