Here’s your first look at Eric Winter’s CCI3* cross country course at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. Team USA has five in the CCI3*: Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot, Holly Payne Caravella and Santino, Will Faudree and Pfun, Kurt Martin and DeLux Z, and Tamie Smith and Twizted Syster.
Nilson Moreira da Silva and Muggle have also re-routed to Blenheim after retiring early on course at Burghley. Unfortunately, Sinead Halpin has withdrawn Manoir de Carneville from the CCI3* after he sustained a minor injury at Millstreet in Ireland. Kylie Lyman and Lup the Loop are also competing in the 8/9-year-old CIC3*, as are Tamie Smith and Dempsey.
The first horse inspection is underway at 4 p.m. BST, 11 a.m. EST. Stay tuned for a full report plus comments on the cross country from the riders. Go Eventing!