Team Canada looks awesome and they didn’t even need Ralph Lauren’s help, via @HBEventing
We already know that all of the horses presented at Greenwich this morning passed. There were a few holds, most notably Kilrodan Abbott and Peter Barry, but everyone made it through on reinspection. The Horse and Hound’s jog recap has some notable quotes regarding Sue Benson’s Greenwich cross-country course. The British Team seems slightly disappointed that the cross-country track is not more difficult, with Yogi telling H&H:
“It’s how we expected — not that big jumping-wise, but we don’t know what the effect of the terrain will be, and that is very much the key. It is very up and down and twisty, and it is hard to say whether the time [10min 3sec] will be gettable…British spectators should not be surprised if we are a little behind after the dressage, but hopefully we can claw that back in the jumping.”
Caroline Powell told Horse and Hound:“It’s beautifully built, but the hills will be seriously hard on the horses, and I think it will be very difficult to get the time.”
Hawley Bennet and Gin ‘N Juice jogging:
Click here for much more from the first horse inspection:
Jessica Phoenix and Exponential jogging:
Team New Zealand and their grooms, via @spikethevet
Hawley Bennett, groom Nathalia, and Gin ‘N Juice, via @HBEventing
Nina Ligon and Butts Leon, Kit Houghton/FEI photo
Mark Todd and Campino, Kit Houghton/FEI photo
Zara Phillips and High Kingdom, Kit Houghton/FEI photo
Michael Jung and Sam, Kit Houghton/FEI photo
I’ll leave you with video of Gin ‘N Juice schooling in the main arena in Thursday. Right about now the main arena is likely filled with riders doing very much the same thing.
Stay classy Eventing Nation and go eventing!