Social Media Roundup: Competitors ‘Arrive’ at NAF Virtual Eventing 5*

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Guess who's these luscious legs belong too… 😉 🤔 FIND OUT THIS TIME TOMORROW when the @nafuk Virtual 5* Event begins.💃🕺 👇 THE ESSENTIALS… 👇 ▪️ 6pm Weds 6th May ▫️TROT UP free Live stream ▪️At ▫️With huge thanks to trot up day sponsors @monbegsporthorses & @fmbstherapysystems AND… 🔥🔥🔥👀👀👀 ▪️YOU will be choosing the @hihosilveruk BEST DRESSED MALE AND FEMALE! ▫️Find out how YOU can vote tomorrow morning! 👀👏 💙 We are within sniffing distance of raising £90k as of today. We couldn't have done this without you. So PLEASE PLEASE help us smash our £100k target by clicking the link in our bio and donating to our global Covid-19 charities. Thank you! 🙏 . . . #donate #forcharity #nhs #doctors #nurses #getinvolved #virtualeventing #herewego #partygettingstarted #eventing #professionalriders #poweredbynaf #naf #naffivestar #fivestarcompetition #potd #sport #extremesports

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It’s finally here: the first-ever utterly bonkers, totally brilliant, completely socially-distanced online international has landed, and we’re looking forward to a jam-packed week of action as the NAF International Virtual Three-Day Event gets underway. We’ll be bringing you reports all week with all you need to know, but first? Let’s check in with some of the competitors and see how they got on with the journey today.

Little Finn, son of Australia’s Megan Jones, gives the lorry one last close inspection before the team sets sail to Virtual Eventing HQ:

Kirsty Johnston and Arthur Chabert‘s packing was done at warp speed, which sounds familiar to us roving journalist types:

Laura Collett‘s London 52 proved that if he was a person, he’d fly first class in a Hugo Boss suit:

Gemma Tattersall, too, got her string outfitted for the big day:

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We should have been on our way to @bhorsetrials today ready to get settled in with these two wonderful horses, Arctic Soul for his 7th Badminton and Santiago Bay for her 1st. Instead we are focussing on something a little different this year – @virtualeventing! Rather than a top placing at the biggest and best event in the world I am aiming to raise as much money as we can for the @nhscharitiestogether. The VE trot-up starts tomorrow (Wednesday 6th) at 6pm! I would love you all to please tune in and donate as much as you can spare. It’s going to be great fun I can assure you that it will be well worth watching! Head to the Virtual Eventing profile for a link to their livestream and to my bio to donate! #virtualeventing #ourNHS #arcticsoul #santiagobay #teamtatt #trotup #horsesofinstagram

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Yasmin Ingham paid close attention to the parking lot attendant’s meticulous gesturing — and good job, too, because it looks as though she and Sandman 7 got the best spot going:

It’s a long drive from Ocala (or is it, really?), but Joe Meyer put the pedal to the metal and plans to arrive just in time for tomorrow’s trot-up:

Tom Crisp and Liberty and Glory hit the road in their big yellow school bus, ready to see and be seen in the lorry park:

Virtual Eventing kicks off tomorrow at 6pm BST/1pm Eastern time with the first horse inspection — but this one will be like no trot-up you’ve EVER seen before. Follow along for free on Virtual Eventing’s Facebook page or website, and to donate to your favourite rider’s charity page, click here.

Go (Virtual!) Eventing!