Clark Montgomery Cruises to Boekelo Lead, Sharon White Withdraws

Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen. Photo by Jenni Autry. Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen. Photo by Jenni Autry.

As we expected, Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen sailed into the lead at Military Boekelo CCIO3* in the Netherlands earlier today, scoring 35.2 to hold a comfortable margin over Finland’s Elmo Jankari and Duchess Desiree with 15 horses still left to go.

That’s the good news for Team USA. The bad news is Sharon White has withdrawn Under Suspection before dressage, as she posted on her Facebook page that “Pippy has not quite been herself since arriving.” It’s a big blow for Team Orange, and we hope it’s not a serious issue.

Team USA is now Clark and Loughan Glen, Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night, and Tiana Coudray and Kinnordy Rivaldo, so we no longer have a drop score for tomorrow’s cross country. Definitely not an ideal scenario, but all we can do at this point is cheer them on. Chinch is waving his tiny USA flag.

We’ll check back in at the conclusion of dressage to see how the leaderboard shakes out. Liz and Fernhill By Night are currently sitting in 15th place, with Tiana and Kinnordy Rivaldo in 51st place. You can watch the remainder of dressage at the live stream link below.

Be sure to check out Uptown Eventing’s photos of the cross country course here. Joanie Morris is also posting photos of Team USA on the USEF Eventing High Performance Facebook page here, and Boekelo is also posting photos on Facebook here. Keep checking back for much more from Boekelo.

Boekelo CCIO3* Links: [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores] [Live Stream]

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