Friday Video from SmartPak: Preview Boekelo’s Cross Country with Boyd Martin

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Boekelo’s unique cross country challenge awaits tomorrow as the FEI Nations Cup continues with team USA currently in silver medal position on a collective score of 87.2. They’re just 11.9 penalties separated from Germany in gold, but the team will also have New Zealand breathing down their necks just 1.2 penalties back in bronze.

SmartPak rider Boyd Martin, competing this weekend with the Annie Goodwin Syndicate’s Fedarman B, clued us in to his strategy for tomorrow with “Bruno”, who steps up to his biggest challenge to date this weekend in this Nations Cup format. The first water, always a popular spot for the throngs of spectators on Saturday, will be key to setting the tone for the rest of the way around, Boyd says.

You can view the full track, which carries an optimum time of 10 minutes, 10 seconds and is designed once more this year by Adrian Ditcham, on CrossCountryApp here or by clicking/tapping the map image below. Keep scrolling for a list of Team USA times.

Click/tap the map to view the full course on CrossCountryApp.

The full order of go for cross country, which can be viewed live on Clip My Horse TV (FEI TV) beginning at 4:45 a.m. EST, can be found here.

Team USA start times:

James Alliston and Nemesis: 2:13 a.m. PST / 5:13 a.m. EST / 11:13 a.m. local
Alyssa Phillips and Oskar: 2:53 a.m. PST / 5:53 a.m. EST / 11:53 a.m. local
Liz Halliday-Sharp and Miks Master C: 3:29 a.m. PST / 6:29 a.m. EST / 12:29 p.m. local
Boyd Martin and Fedarman B: 4:09 a.m. PST / 7:09 a.m EST / 1:09 p.m. local
Katherine Coleman and Monbeg Senna: 4:57 a.m. PST / 7:57 a.m. EST / 1:57 p.m. local

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