4 Jul 2012

Olympic equestrian eventing team named

2:14 pm on 4 July 2012

Mark Todd and Andrew Nicholson will attend their seventh Olympics after being named as part of New Zealand's five-strong equestrian eventing team to compete at the London Games.

The two continue to make New Zealand sporting history, eclipsing the five Olympics attended by kayaker Ian Fergusonand board sailor Barbara Kendall.

Nicholson and the double Olympic gold medal-winning Todd are joined by their bronze medal-winning 2010 World Championship team-mate Caroline Powell, along with Jonathan Paget who rode as an individual at the same World Champs.

Athens reserve Jonelle Richards completes the New Zealand team after Clarke Johnstone's withdrawal.

It is Powell's second Olympics, while Paget and Richards are new caps.