It’s a nippy morning here at Boekelo, which is perfectly fine because our Americans are ready to bring the show jumping heat!
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.
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 Four additional pairs have withdrawn: Christoffer Forsberg and Wanskjaers Carlsson (SWE), Nicolas Mabire and Tourmaline Du Fief (FRA), Umberto Riva and Phoenix D’Amigny (ITA), and James O’Hare and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.
Boekelo CCI3* Top 20 Heading into Show Jumping: