After madly refreshing the Military Boekelo website all morning, we’ve been rewarded with an entry list. Entries closed yesterday, and we have 82 combinations slated to contest the CCIO3* Nations Cup Final next week in Enschede, Netherlands.
Three American pairs are entered:
- Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z, a 10-year-old KWPN (Zapatero VDL X Zonne-Trend, by French Buffet xx) owned by The Deniro Syndicate and Ocala Horse Properties
- Doug Payne and Getaway, an 11-year-old Oldenburg (Contendro X Ladula, by Lady’s King) owned by Lisa Wall
- Tamie Smith and Fleeceworks Royal, a 9-year-old Holsteiner mare (Riverman X Marisol, by Corofino I) owned by Judy McSwain
In addition to the U.S., riders representing Australia, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand and Sweden are entered to compete at Boekelo.
All eyes will be on Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot, who are coming off a win in the Nations Cup at Waregem and will go to Boekelo as heavy favorites.
Reigning Dutch National Champions Tim Lips and Bayro finished second last year and will also be ones to watch as they look to become the first Dutch winners of Boekelo.
With one leg to go in the 2018 FEI Nations Cup Eventing series, France still tops the overall standings with 490 points, followed closely by Great Britain with 480 points — well out in front of the other countries. The stage is set for a thrilling finale at Boekelo as France and Great Britain battle for the 2018 series title.
The U.S. sits sixth in the 2018 Nations Cup series standings with 290 points. Click here to view the leaderboard after seven legs.
EN will be on the grounds in the Netherlands to bring you wall-to-wall coverage, starting with the first horse inspection on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Click here to view the full entry list for Boekelo. Go Eventing.