Seven Withdrawn Before Boekelo Final Horse Inspection, 68 Move to Show Jumping

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Sixty-eight horses will move on to show jumping at Military Boekelo CCIO3* following this morning’s final horse inspection in Enschede, Netherlands. Seven horses were withdrawn prior to the inspection, including Alex Hua Tian’s mount Don Geniro (CHN), who sat in second place after cross country.

Matt Heath’s mount Cooley Lord Lux (GBR), Millie Dumas’ mount RF West Indie (GBR), Tom McEwen’s mount Strike Smartly (GBR), Ros Canter’s mount Las Vegas 200 (GBR), Tamara Acklin’s mount Kontiki CH (SUI) and Jordy Wilken’s mount Chapeau Spirit (NED) were also withdrawn before the inspection.

Jasmin Gambirasio’s mount That’s It (SUI) was withdrawn from the holding box, and Federico Riso’s mount Rocco II (ITA) was not accepted at the inspection.

All three of Team USA’s horses — Liz Halliday-Sharp’s mount Deniro Z, Caroline Martin’s mount Pebbly Maximus and Katherine Coleman’s mount Back to Business II — looked fantastic at the trot up. Massive shout out to their super grooms, Gemma Jelinska, Sally Robinson and Caz Hewer, for turning them out beautifully.

The first group of show jumping starts at 11 a.m. local time/5 a.m. EST, and Katherine and Back to Business II are third in to jump. Caroline and Liz will both jump in the final group of the top 30 starting at 2:45 p.m. local time/8:45 a.m. EST. Click here to view the starting order.

You can watch the finale live on the free Boekelo live stream with commentary from Diarm Byrne and Nicole Brown. Click here to catch up on all of EN’s coverage from Boekelo. Go Team USA! Go Eventing.

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