The 23 year old German showjumper André Schröder is now riding for Azerbaijan. Schröder's change of nationality happened a few months ago, and with this change he follows in the footsteps of the previous Belgian rider Patrick Mc Entee who has competed for Azerbaijan since the beginning of 2010. The Italian rider Francesco Franco has also recently become a rider for Azerbaijan.
According to horses.nl Schröder got an offer he could not refuse. If he will get any new horses to ride is not yet known.