5 Jul 2012

New Zealand equestrian team head to Germany

11:32 am on 5 July 2012

New Zealand's Olympic-bound eventing combinations take on some of the best at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany this weekend.

Mark Todd, Andrew Nicholson and Jonathan Paget - all of whom were on Tuesday night named in the team for London - are joined by Olympic reserve Lucy Jackson at the high-ranking three star event.

Fellow team member Jonelle Richards will sit out the event with a wrist injury.

The event will be used as a training ground to continue to work on the team dynamics, however Todd will also compete as an individual.

New Zealand has an impressive track record in Germany - last year the team won silver, and in 2010 Nicholson created history as the first non-German rider to win the event.