NEW Zealand's Wiltshire-based eventers have confirmed which horse-rider combinations will bid for Olympic gold in Rio next month.

Three county-based riders are included in the Kiwi eventing team, with a fourth - Mildenhall-based Tim Price and his 13-year-old horse Ringwood Sky Boy - travelling as a reserve pairing.

Price's wife Jonelle will be partnered by 11-year-old horse Faerie Dianimo for the Rio event, while Sir Mark Todd, who is based at Badgerstown near Swindon, has been named on the 12-year-old German-bred gelding Leonidas II.

Marlborough-based Jock Paget will be aboard 16-year-old Clifton Lush, with the fourth team member, Clarke Johnstone, riding 12-year-old Balmoral Sensation.

Leonidas II has been a consistent performer for Todd at three and four-star level and was a member of the 2014 World Equestrian Championships in 2014 as well as twice placing fourth at Badminton.

Clifton Lush has been third and sixth at Badminton in the past two years and won the CIC3* British Championships at Gatcombe Park in 2013.

Faerie Dianimo placed seventh at the CHIO in Aachen (GER) and, in 2014, won the CIC3* class for eight and nine-year-olds at Blenheim.

That started a run of fine results, including fourth in the CCI4* at Pau, in France, and second in the CCI4* at Luhmuhlen, in Germany.

Ringwood Sky Boy was fourth at Luhmuhlen this year and second in the CCI4* at Burghley last year.

The horses will fly to Rio later this month, followed by the riders, owners and wider support team.