All Horses Pass Final Inspection at Pau

Michael Pollard and Mensa. Photo by Jenni Autry.

All 50 horses that presented at the final inspection here at Les Etoiles de Pau passed and will move on to the show jumping, which begins at noon local time (7 a.m. EST). Only Helene Vattier and Jubal were sent to the holding box, and they passed upon representation. Three riders withdrew their mounts before the final inspection: Benjamin Winter and Woolpit Amble, Murray Lamperd and Under the Clocks, and Francis Whittington and Sir Percival III. All five of the Team USA horses looked well-rested and ready to go, and Michael Pollard and Mensa will be the first to jump for Team USA. The remaining four will go in the second group, in which the top 30 will jump in reverse order starting at 2:40 p.m. local time (9:40 a.m. EST). It’s a bit of a chilly morning here at Pau, but the sun is shining, and I expect the temperatures will rise as we move closer to the start time of the CCI3* show jumping.

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