AUSTRALIAN equestrian circles are buzzing after the naming of the dressage and jumping Olympic teams.
The dressage team comprises cousins Kristy and Lyndal Oatley and Mary Hanna and their horses Clive, Sandro Boy and Sancette.
The three women have been campaigning in Europe for some months and the hard work has paid off.
Two-time Olympian Kristy Oatley finished the weekend in Compiegne Equestre, Dressage International, France with a win in the freestyle event, riding her exciting young horse Ronan 2.
Lyndal Oatley was third, with Sandro Boy scoring 71.55 per cent in the grand prix event.
She was the best-placed Australian, finishing fourth overall, which gave her the first spot on the team in her first Olympics.
Veteran Hanna, who will be competing at her fourth Games, and her mount Sancette were 10th, with a score of 67.93 per cent. Kristy Oatley and Clive were 12th, with 66.91 per cent.
However, there has been a challenge made to the selection, which will be heard by an independent tribunal.
The jumping team is Julia Hargreaves (Vedor), James Patterson-Robinson (Lanosso) and Matt Williams (Watch Me VD Mangelaar), who will join Edwina Tops-Alexander in the Australian contingent.
There has also been a challenge mounted to the jumping team selection. Once this has been dealt with the team will be confirmed.
The eventing team will be announced after the weekend's event at Luhmuhlen CIC three-star and CCI four-star.