All Systems Are Go For Your Thursday Olympic Links

via Boyd’s blog

Eventing at the Olympics starts in less than 20 hours with the first horse inspection.  As of right now, the plan is still for Manoir De Carneville, Mighty Nice, and Remington to travel to the Greenwich Park venue in a trailer at 4am London time.  They will pass through an equine staging area that is about 6 miles away from Greenwich, where they will be checked for health and security.  Then the horses will move into a “clean van” and ship into the venue to be staged inside in case the Team USA needs them for a last minute substitute before the jog.  It’s going to be a long day for the horses and their handlers as one last act of service by the reserves.  Now for your links:

Brazilian reserve Carlos Paro won’t ride after getting the called up because of a clerical accreditation error by the Brazilian federation

This 360 degree view of Greenwich will blow your mind

Boyd’s blog has some great Team USA photos posted today

Alison Springer, Sinead Halpin, Sharon White, Kate Hicks are entered on this preliminary Burghley entry list

Enter to win a Theodore O’Connor Breyer, autographed by David and Karen — Leave a comment on the KPP blog describing your horse’s personality and the song that best describes them.  The winner will be picked August 13th.

Thumbs up for the Olympic stables

Check out Clayton’s newsletter for a chance to win 5 FLAIR Strips

Kristin Schmolze announced she is applying to coach the Area II Young Riders on her blog

This week’s Eventing Radio Show features — what else — Olympic fever!

This FEI press release chronicles the arrival of the eventing horses

An Eventful Life has published an unofficial Olympic course map [PDF]Less than 24 hours to go until the jog

The official Greenwich Park venue website

In Case You Missed It: One last look at the Olympic draw order

The Olympics have already started for several sports with lengthy tournament schedules.  Our US readers can watch on their NBC affiliates or online.

I’ll leave you with a recent interview with Zara:

Stay classy Eventing Nation and go eventing.

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