We don’t know about you guys, but one of our favourite moments in the lead-up to a major event is the rider draw. Okay, okay, that’s peak eventing nerd behaviour, but once you know where your riders are in the field, you can start diving head-first into some pre-game analysis. Will they be affected by Thursday morning judging? Will running last in the order mean they get the worst of the ground or the wealth of experience and knowledge? Will an average dressage performer be forced to follow a sub-20s superstar? It’s all WILDLY EXCITING, and no, we don’t really have lives, why do you ask?
Luckily for us, the team behind Virtual Eventing, next week’s online international, are just as nerdy as we are, so they put together an all-singing, all-dancing (not literally, sorry) live draw to help prepare us all for the shenanigans to come. If you missed out on the live stream, never fear – you can rewatch it in full here and find out exactly how your favourite combination fared under the impartial hand of the random draw.
Go (Virtual) Eventing!