All horses passed the first inspection on a warm afternoon at the FEI Nations Cup USA here at the Brook Ledge Great Meadow International in The Plains, Virginia, sending 46 combinations on to dressage.
The ground jury of Christian Landolt (SUI) and Jo Young (CAN) sent two horses to the holding box: Shelby Brost’s mount Crimson and Will Coleman’s mount Tight Lines. Both were accepted after re-presenting from the holding box.
Shelby Brost and Crimson were substituted onto the Canadian Nations Cup team following Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High’s withdrawal from the competition. The Canadian team also includes Lisa Marie Fergusson and Honor Me, Jessica Phoenix and Bogue Sound, and Waylon Roberts and Kelecyn Cognac.
All members of the U.S. Nations Cup team sailed smoothly through the trot up: Buck Davidson and Park Trader, Phillip Dutton and Sportsfield Candy, Sydney Conley Elliott and Cisko A, and Caroline Martin and Spring Easy.
Three countries fielded teams for the Nations Cup at Great Meadow: the USA, Canada and Great Britain. Individual riders from Australia and Switzerland are also competing.
Dressage starts tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. EST, followed by show jumping at 4:55 p.m. EST. All the action will be streamed live on USEF Network.
Great Meadow is also hosting a combined test for U.S. WEG Team horses, with dressage this afternoon and show jumping tomorrow. Click here to follow along with live scores and check back later for a full report.