Nick Skelton back in the saddle

Nick Skelton winning gold Photo: PA

Olympic gold medallist Nick Skelton, from Warwickshire, will make a return to international showjumping action later this week.

Skelton was part of the British quartet that won Olympic team gold at Greenwich Park a week ago.

It was Britain's first Olympic showjumping title for 60 years.

Skelton will be back on FEI Nations Cup duty next Friday when this season's eight-event series concludes in Dublin. He will ride Carlo, as opposed to his London 2012 horse Big Star.

According to the latest show jumping world rankings, published today, Skelton has climbed three places to second behind Sweden's Rolf-Goran Bengtsson.