Good morning Eventing Nation! In the 2* only 65, Scott Keach and Vamor withdrew in the holding area. The 3* jog went smoothly, with only 149 Kelly List and Minstrel withdrawing after being held.
Neville Bardos and Boyd looked good and passed. It’s great to see that Neville has fully recovered from the two minor injuries Boyd talked about in the Saturday press conference after fully resolved. Boyd’s vet, Kevin Keane is one of the very best in the business, and they have obviously done a great job bringing Neville back.
CCI2* 65, Scott Keach and Vamor was held and withdrew in the holding area.
CCI3* 149, Kelly List and Minstrel were held. and withdrew in the hold.
CCI3* Christian Eagles did not present.
Over the years, I have heard people say that Karen is the best jogger in the business, and I agree. She kept Mandiba balanced and in a great trot every step of the way, giving him the best possible chance to do well. If you don’t think jogging is an art, watch Karen sometime.
After talking to a few experts, the consensus is that the horses had lots of energy and the judges were very fair.
*For some great commentary on the first horse inspection, click here and scroll down for n1cholson’s post.
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That’s all for now! The CCI2* SJ starts at 11am and we will have a full recap post as soon as the 2* Show Jumping wraps up. Our LIVE BLOG of the CCI3* will start around 1pm, which is when the CCI3* course is scheduled to open for walking.
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