Blenheim Bound: U.S. Horses and Riders Begin Their Journeys

It’s time for another set of U.S. horses to make the trek to Europe, this time to the UK to compete in the CCI3* at Blenheim Palace next weekend. Emily Beshear, Kate Chadderton, Will Coleman, Jen McFall and Elisa Wallace are all set to compete representing the red, white and blue (both Aussie AND U.S. versions!) and travel began this week for the busy grooms and riders. Lauren Kieffer, who is based in the UK this fall, will also be competing with Veronica.

Kate Chadderton and EN's own David Taylor en route to JFK airport. Photo via Kate Chadderton.

Kate Chadderton and EN’s own David Taylor en route to JFK airport. Photo via Kate Chadderton.

High Times is all ready to travel! Photo via Jen McFall.

High Times is all ready to travel! Photo via Jen McFall.

OBOS O'Reilly decked out in his shipping gear. Photo via Kate Coleman.

OBOS O’Reilly decked out in his shipping gear. Photo via Kate Coleman.

Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless. Photo via Elisa Wallace.

Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless. Photo via Elisa Wallace.

Jeff Beshear and Shame On the Moon are ready for their first trip overseas together. Photo via Emily Beshear.

Jeff Beshear and Shame On the Moon are ready for their first trip overseas together. Photo via Emily Beshear.

The horses all traveled well to their first stops and look to be fit and keen, ready for competition next weekend.

Peek a boo! Photo via Emily Beshear.

Peek a boo! Photo via Emily Beshear.

Arrived! Photo via Elisa Wallace.

Arrived! Photo via Elisa Wallace.

Early this morning, the horses were ready for the next leg of their trip, this time to France and then to Dover via ferry.

Katie Coleman with OBOS O'Reilly and Shame On the Moon. Photo via Kate Chadderton.

Katie Coleman with OBOS O’Reilly and Shame On the Moon. Photo via Kate Chadderton.

Jeff Beshear and Civil Liberty and Simply Priceless. Photo via Kate Chadderton.

Jeff Beshear and Civil Liberty and Simply Priceless. Photo via Kate Chadderton.

Made it to France! Photo via Elisa Wallace.

Made it to France! Photo via Elisa Wallace.

We’ll be following along with the arrivals of the horses and riders at Blenheim over the next week, and Samantha Clark will be covering the event for EN next weekend. We can’t wait to cheer on our U.S. contingent, so keep it right here on EN for the latest and greatest from Blenheim!

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