No extra pressure - Breisner
Great Britain eventing chief Yogi Breisner does not believe his team is under increased pressure following recent equestrian heroics.
A total of 17 European Championship medals were won at Herning's MCH Arena in Denmark - including 10 gold - with every British competitor clinching at least one podium finish.
It has set a colossal standard for Breisner's eventing team of William Fox-Pitt, Tina Cook, Pippa Funnell and Lucy Wiegersma to follow when they contest European team and individual gold over the next four days at Malmo's picturesque Ribersborg venue.
"This is a different competition, a different team and different riders," Breisner said.
"It was fantastic last week, particularly for the showjumpers and for Charlotte (Dujardin). We will do our best and see how we go."
Britain's preparations suffered a setback when 22-year-old Wiltshire rider Tom McEwen saw his hopes of a championship debut dashed.
McEwen had been due to ride as an individual alongside his fellow Briton Izzy Taylor, but his horse Diesel failed the pre-event horse inspection.
"It is always a big blow for any rider to come to a championship and then something goes wrong with his or her horse," Breisner added.
"It happens to all nations, and it has happened to us in the past.
"The horse has been absolutely fine and worked extremely well, but he came off the lorry here a little bit sore in his back.
"When he went into the holding box during the inspection, the vet was very happy with him, but as he was waiting to go back in again (for reinspection) he obviously stiffened up and they were unhappy with him.
"Tom said to me he was very sorry, and I said I was very sorry to him, and that was it.
"He will stay out here, support the team and very much be part of it. It will still be a good learning curve for him to be involved.
"He is a very talented rider with hopefully a big future in front of him and he will part of the team for many years."
Breisner, meanwhile, has no doubt that the cross-country on Saturday will pose a stern examination for Europe's top riders. It could prove pivotal in terms of where the medals end up.
"It is going to be a very tough challenge. We have been set a tough cross-country course, and they have done a fantastic job with the ground," he said.
"It is very twisting, which we knew, and it is probably measuring tight. Hopefully, the time (allowed) will ride tight and it will be a very good competition.
"I think the second-last fence is a big question, and I think some riders might take the longer route there. There are three proper water (challenges), and two other smaller ones, which could all be influential.
"And I think fence 7a and 7b could also cause a little bit of trouble. It is a very good cross-country course, and one where I think the time will be influential."