Here’s a peek behind the scenes at managing the travel logistics for the U.S. Eventing Team across multiple continents ……
As things begin to ramp up to fever pitch levels for the athletes heading to Japan for the Tokyo Olympics, we’re seeing an increased level of movement from the eventers on their various paths to Asia. The eventers are the second group of equestrian athletes to arrive in Olympic Village, and the U.S. horses are due to arrive tomorrow on Japanese soil.
Support personnel for Team USA, including the majority of the traveling grooms and USEF Eventing Managing Director Jenni Autry, have traveled ahead to prepare for the horses’ arrivals, while the riders and grooms Emma Ford, Christina Curiale and Hailey Burlock see to the horses’ departures from Aachen.
Here’s a look at the last couple of days for our North American based friends, starting with the most satisfying video of Courtney Carson packing for Vandiver’s next travel leg:
We also said farewell to some of the alternates who traveled to Aachen for Pre-Export Quarantine, including Will Coleman, who offers his reflections:
And a check in with the other federations making their way to Tokyo:
Thank you to all of our incredible PEQ Eventing reserve combinations and their grooms from the Australian Equestrian…
We will obviously be supporting Team GB for the next two weeks in Tokyo 2020 but we have a second, very important pair…
Vince checking out his mode of transport to Japan ✈🇯🇵
The team behind the scenes working hard to get the stables ready to welcome the Irish event riders and their horses to Tokyo! 🇮🇪
𝗧𝗢𝗞𝗬𝗢 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 | Today our Australian Eventing Team horses – Vassily de Lassos, Virgil, Leporis and Scuderia 1918 Don Quidam…
It’s time! ✈️ 🐴🤞#tokyo2021 #olympics2021 #tokyotogether
Lastly, hop on board U.S. dressage team member Steffan Peters’ Suppenkaspar for a tour of of the Equestrian Park venue in Tokyo at this link.
— Carola Brighenti (@CarolaBrighenti) July 18, 2021