Australian Eventing Head Coach Wayne Roycroft said it was a very strong team. "We have a good mix of riders, and some experienced riders. Hopefully we can come back with a really good medal and make sure we qualify for the London Olympics."
The Australian based horses leave from Sydney on September 13.
• Selectors have also named the Australian dressage team for the Games.
Hayley Beresford and Relampago do Retiro
Lyndal Oatley and Potifar
Brett Parbery and Victory Salute
Rachael Sanna and Jaybee Alabaster
Christopher Burton Age: 28 Lives: Wilberforce, NSW
Christopher will make his debut for Australia at the 2010 World Games. A former winner of the Adelaide CCI4* on Newsprint in 2008, Chris has formed a great partnership with Holstein Park Leilani winning the 2010 Eventing World Cup qualifier, Albury CIC3* and the 2009 NSW State Championships. They were 3rd at 2010 Melbourne CCI3*.
Sam Griffiths Age: 38 Lives: Gillingham, Dorset, UK
In 1995, Sam moved from Pearcedale Victoria to England to pursue his riding career. Sam and Happy Times won Saumur CCI3*, in 2009 they were 3rd at both Badminton and Burghley and finished 5th in the HSBC Classics. In 2010 the pair won Belton CIC3*and the British World Cup Qualifier CIC3* at Chatsworth. Sam is married to Lucy, a freelance photographer.
Sonja Johnson Age: 42 Lives: Albany, WA
Sonja is a full time farmer on her parents farm Parkiarrup in the scenic Albany area. Sonja and Jag, who is the oldest horse on the Australian team at 19 years-of-age, have an impressive international record including a Team silver medal and individual 10th at 2008 Olympic Games and Team Bronze WEG 2006. They were the winners at the 2010 Melbourne CCI3*
Megan Jones Age: 33 Lives: Stirling, SA
Megan is a very accomplished international competitor. She won Melbourne CCI3* in 2005, 2008 and 2009; Adelaide CCI4* event in 2005, was 2nd in 2008 and was 2nd and 3rd in 2009. In 2008 Megan and 16yo Kirby Park Irish Jester won an Olympic Team Silver medal and finished 4th individually. In 2006 they won a World Championship Team Bronze medal. Megan finished 2nd in the 2010 HSBC Eventing World Cup. In 2009 Megan and Jester won both the New Zealand and Australian qualifiers and nearly repeated the double again in 2010 winning in Kihikihi and finishing 2nd in Sydney.
Paul Tapner Age: 34 Lives: Blunsdon, Wiltshire
An extremely driven and hard working event rider, Paul will represent Australia for the first time at 2010 WEG. Paul moved from Annangrove, Sydney to the United Kingdom in 1999 and with his wife Georgina has established a successful Equestrian centre. Paul and Inonothing have enjoyed great success, namely winning 2010 Badminton CCI4*, 6th at 2009 Burghley CCI4*, 7th at 2009 Luhmuhlen CCI3* and 9th 2008 Burghley CCI4*. Inonothing has been placed in the top ten in five four-star events and eleven three-star events during his illustrious career. Paul and Georgina have a son Joshua (6 years) and daughter Madison (3 years).
Stuart Tinney OAM Age: 45 Lives: Maraylya
Stuart is a veteran of the Australian team. Stuart won a Team Gold medal in Sydney 2000 and has represented Australia at the 1998 WEG, 2002 WEG and the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Stuart won the 2009 Adelaide CCI4* on Vettori and was 2nd at 2010 Melbourne CCI3* on Panamera. Stuart and his wife Karen have two children Jaymee and Gemma.
About the dressage riders:
Hayley Beresford Age: 32 Lives: Grabs, Switzerland (born in Kellerberrin, Western Australia)
Having moved to Germany to train with Isabell Werth in 2006, Hayley formed a strong partnership with a Brazilian bred horse Relampago do Retiro. The pair was selected to represent Australia at the 2008 Olympic Games. Hayley is married to Kian Bullock and is based at the stables of Otto Hofer.
Lyndal Oatley Age: 30 Lives: Nottuln, Germany
Lyndal is a newcomer to the team, following in the tradition of her cousin Kristy Oatley who has so successfully represented Australia in the past. Potifar is Lyndal's first Grand Prix horse, and together have grown as a pair to now reach the Australian team after achieving strong results in Aachen, Hagen, and Cappeln.
Brett Parbery Age: 38 Lives: Penrose, NSW
Brett is married to Melinda and together they have a son 4 month old son Jake. Brett and Victory Salute's major achievements include being the Australian record holders for highest Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle score, 2010 Australian Dressage Champions, 10th World Cup Final 2010, 10th 2010 Aachen Grand Prix and Kur. 2nd at the 2010 Hickstead World Dressage Masters CDI 5* Grand Prix Special.
Rachael Sanna Age: 38 Lives: Glossodia, NSW
Rachael is the most experienced international rider on the team. Rachael has represented Australia at the 1999 World Cup Final, 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, 2002 World Equestrian Games, Jerez, Spain and 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. Rachael is married to Olympic Show Jump rider George Sanna and has two children, Romany and Darcy.