Windsor enjoys huge entry

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Equestrianism

Although Britain's Olympic show jumping team will not be named until 2 July, it is safe to assume that the four riders who travel to Atlanta will be among those competing at The Royal Windsor Horse Show which begins its five-day run this morning, writes Genevieve Murphy.

Horses ridden by the two Whitaker brothers and Nick Skelton are among the record entries of more than 3,500, which makes the Windsor show the biggest in the world.

Di Lampard will have other members of the Whitaker family to contend with when she rides Abbervail Dream in the Ladies' Championship on Friday. Veronique Whitaker (the wife of Michael) and Louise Whitaker (daughter of John) will be among her opponents, as will Malin Baryard, who is based at John Whitaker's Yorkshire yard.

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