Three-Woman U.S. Contingent All Clear Through Boekelo Sunday Jog

Ellie MacPhail and RF Eloquence winning the jog all day erryday. Photo by Leslie Wylie. Ellie MacPhail and RF Eloquence winning the jog all day erryday. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

It’s a nippy morning here at Boekelo, which is perfectly fine because our Americans are ready to bring the show jumping heat!

And also because bundled-up babies are stinking adorable. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

And also because bundled-up babies are stinking adorable. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Our three American pairs — Lauren Kieffer and Meadowbrook’s Scarlett (2nd place, 44.5), Ellie MacPhail and RF Eloquence (22nd, 65.4) and Tamie Smith and Dempsey (34th, 75.50) — looked well-recovered from yesterday’s trying course.

Lauren Kieffer and Meadowbrook's Scarlett. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Lauren Kieffer and Meadowbrook’s Scarlett. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Tamie Smith and Dempsey. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Tamie Smith and Dempsey. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Sixty horses will contest today’s show jumping finale. One pair, Jim Newsam and Magennis of Ireland, was spun. Four additional pairs have withdrawn: Christoffer Forsberg and Wanskjaers Carlsson (SWE), Nicolas Mabire and Tourmaline Du Fief (FRA), Umberto Riva and Phoenix D’Amigny (ITA), and James O’Hare and China Doll (IRE).

Show jumping will be underway at 11:15 a.m. local time (5:15 a.m. EST), running in reverse order of go. The Americans all go on the other side of the lunch break; the competition resumes at 2 p.m. (8 a.m. EST).

With just a sliver of a point wedged between leader Stephanie Böhe and Haytom of Germany and our girl Lauren, less than a rail among the top five, and a team competition underway, it should be a thrilling finale! We’ll be bringing you all the latest.

Stephanie Böhe (GER) and Haytom, 1st place heading into Boekelo show jumping. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Stephanie Böhe (GER) and Haytom, 1st place heading into Boekelo show jumping. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Andreas Dibowski and FRH Butts Avedon (GER) 3rd heading into show jumping. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Andreas Dibowski and FRH Butts Avedon (GER), 3rd heading into show jumping. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Boekelo CCI3* Top 20 Heading into Show Jumping: 

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