All Horses Accepted at Nail-Biting Final Inspection in Rio

Astier Nicolas and Piaf de b'Neville sit in third place after cross country. Photo by Jenni Autry. Astier Nicolas and Piaf de b'Neville sit in third place after cross country. Photo by Jenni Autry.

All horses that presented at this morning’s final inspection at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were ultimately accepted, sending 46 combinations on to the first round of show jumping.

Three were sent to the holding box: Jonty Evans’ mount Cooley Rorkes Drift (IRL), Yoshiaki Oiwa’s mount The Duke of Cavan (JPN), and Phillip Dutton’s mount Mighty Nice (USA). All three were accepted after re-presenting to the ground jury. After Phillip Dutton and Mighty Nice’s heroic save on cross country yesterday, we’re thrilled to see them move on to show jumping.

Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master sit in 15th place after cross country. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master sit in 15th place after cross country. Photo by Jenni Autry.

One combination, Ryuzo Kitajima and Just Chocolate, did not present this morning following cross country.

Pierre Michelet’s grueling course definitely took its toll, and we saw some tired horses on the jog strip today. All horses will jump in the first round of show jumping, which starts at 10 a.m. local time/9 a.m. EST, to determine the team medals.

The top 25 after the first round will then return to jump a second show jumping round, which will determine the individual medals, starting at 2 p.m. local time/1 p.m. EST. The order of go is at this link.

Phillip Dutton and Mighty Nice sit in fifth place after cross country. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Phillip Dutton and Mighty Nice sit in fifth place after cross country. Photo by Jenni Autry.

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