The International riders at Olympia


It's that magical time of year again! No, not Christmas - Olympia! This wonderful show with the party atmosphere is upon us, and here are the International riders who are set to entertain us this week, including the legendary John Whitaker, who rides Ornellaia (pictured), Argento and Lord of Arabia.

The British riders, including John, are:

Ben Maher on Diva (pictured), Cassius Clay and Don Vito and Michael Whitaker with JB's Hot Stuff (pictured), Viking and Elie Van De Kolmen

Scott Brash takes Hello Guv'Nor (pictured), Hello M'Lady and Hello M'Lord Robert Bevis has Courtney Z (pictured), Caicos and Pebbles IV

Jess Mendoza rides Horst Van De Mispelaere, Toy Boy and Wan Architect

Laura Renwick has Con Chilli, Top Dollar,

Dominant H and Van De Vivaldi

Tim Wilks has Quelbora Merze (pictured) and Cherry Ann

Anna Power takes Chesterfield Z and Crack Van Overis Z

William Funnell rides Billy Angelo (pictured), Billy McCain and Billy Onslow

Chloe Winchester is chasing for Puissance glory with Shannondale Linnet and is joined by fellow top lady rider Holly Smith and Quality Old Joker

Ireland fields Anthony Condon with Balzac (pictured), Chinook II and Fiona Van Het Lemmenshof. Bertram Allen Takes Molly Malone (pictured), High Valley and Izzy by Picobello. They are joined by Darragh Kenny on Charly Chaplin S, Fixdesign Funk Van Heike and Red Star d'Argent. Cian O'Connor takes Be Gentle, Happy Day Ter Putte and Seringat, Peter Smyth has Cavalier Rusticana and Christopher Megahey has Seapatrick Cruise Cavalier.

Laura Kraut is the sole representative for the USA and rides Constable (pictured), Cavalia and Zeremonie

Piergiorgio Bucci represents Italy with Casallo Z (pictured), Bobby Brown and Driandria and is joined by fellow Italian Lorenzo de Luca on Balou Du Coeur Joye, Halifax Van Het Kluizebos and Limestone Grey.

Edwina Tops-Alexander rides California for Australia.

Belgium fields Jos Verloy on Caracas, Farfelu De La Pomme and Napa Valley and Nicola Philippaerts with H&M Harley v Bisschop, H&M Quenzo De La Roque and Ustina Sitte.

Martin Neergard rides for Denmark with Christoph Columbus, Eurvette O and Quasine Z.

Austria has Christian Rhombergon Corbusier, Cornetta 13 and Saphyr Des Lacs.

Manuel Fernandez Saro rides for Spain with Cannavaro 9, Hilary Van't Paradisj and U Watch.

Maiju Mallat represents Finland with Usador Rouet and Vatson Sitte.

France fields four riders - Penelope Leprevost (Nice Stephanie and Ratina d'la Rousserie, Kevin Staut (Aran, Silver Deux De Virton HDC and Unna De Kerglenn), Olivier Robert (Fleur De Lune, Quennelle Du Py and Tempo De Paban and Philippe Rozier with Rahotep De toscane, Reveur De Kergane and Unplusion Del La Hart.

Germany has Daniel Deusser (Daniel, Cornet d'Amour and Equita van't Zorgvliet and Hidalgo v), Marcus Ehning (Calanda, Comme Il Faut and Gin Chin van het Lindenhof), Guido Klatte (Asagan M, Coolio and Qinghai), Maurice Tebbel (Camilla PJ, Chaccos' Son, Lava Levista) and Philipp Weishaupt (Call Me Eva, Carvagio Z and Catokia).

Harrie Smolders rides for the Netherlands with Don VHP Z, Corrada and Zinius.

Duarta Seabra represents Portugal on Fernhill Curra Quinn and Wannahave.

Norway had Geir Gulliksen on Arakorn, Charleville and Edesa S Benjan, Johan-Sebastian Gulliksen with Violetta D and Rebekka Lie Andersen on Want To Do.

Steve Guerdat jumps for Switzerland with Bianca, Corbinian and Ulysse Des Forets.

And Sweden has Malin Baryard-Johnsson (H&M Que Channa, H&M Indiana and H&M Second Chanse), Peder Fredricson (H&M Carat Desire, H&M Zaloubet and Uncle Blue) and Douglas Lindelow (Caville, Corleone and Zacramento).

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