Good afternoon friend. I’m fine thanks, how are you. Excellent. Yes I have heard that joke about how French tanks have five gears in reverse and one gear forward. No, I would never tell it on Eventing Nation, especially not on a serious post like the French WEG team. No, I don’t think it’s yet another sign that I have become a spineless controversy dodger. Well, we can agree to disagree then.
The French team held their selection trials at the FEI CIC3* WC Haras du Pin in France this weekend. At Haras du Pin, Emily Baldwin of Great Britain managed to just beat Karin Donckers of Belgium for the win.
The French selectors must have been pleased with the weekend though, with 6 French riders finishing in the top 10. A french website announced the French team selections on Monday as only a French Website can:
The USA’s Julian Stiller had her Blenheim prep at Haras du Pin, finishing 31st and 37th on Chapel Amble and Salsa respectively. The french team was trimmed from an original list of 13 A listers released in June.