With the closing date for Great Meadow International now behind us, we have a look at the accepted entries and the wait list for the event, which is the first FEI Nations Cup leg to be held outside of Europe.
Three countries will field teams to compete in the Nations Cup: USA, Canada and Great Britain. Team GBR has not yet confirmed which horses and riders will be traveling across the pond to compete on their team, so we’re still eagerly awaiting that announcement.
Here’s a look at the accepted entry list of 40 horses and riders:
The four pairs on the U.S. Olympic team — Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Cubalawn, Lauren Kieffer and Veronica, Boyd Martin and Blackfoot Mystery, and Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen — plus traveling reserve Maya Black and Doesn’t Play Fair are all entered to compete, as are the other reserve combinations.
Canada has not yet announced its Olympic team — you can see a list of nominated entries here — but we suspect the five Canadian combinations entered at Great Meadow will likely appear in team or reserve slots for Rio.
The competition will begin with the first horse inspection on Friday afternoon, July 8. Dressage will start Saturday morning on July 9 and continue through the afternoon, followed by show jumping under the lights that night. Cross country will be held Sunday morning, July 10. Click here for ticket information.
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