All 30 CCI4* horses passed muster in the first horse inspection at Luhmühlen this afternoon. Representing the U.S. is Boyd Martin with Crackerjack, the striking grey Thoroughbred gelding owned by Lucy Boyton Lie.
One pair, Madiran du Liot ridden by Geoffroy Soullez of France, was held but passed upon reinspection.
Dressage runs tomorrow and Friday, with Boyd and “Crackers” doing their test at 2:40 p.m. local time (8:40 a.m. EST) sandwiched between the Frenchman Maxime Livio and Great Britain’s Coral Keen.
It’s a tough-looking field and the word on the street is that the four-star track is a touch stronger and more technical than it was last year, but Crackers looks to be in fine form and we can’t wait to watch him take it all in stride.
Representing Canada in the CIC3* are Rebecca Howard and Blithe Hill Farm’s Riddle Master as well as Kathryn Robinson and her own Let It Bee.