I didn’t think anything could get cuter than Maryland’s Shetland pony and lead line races last week, but looks like I could be wrong! How adorable are these Pau trick-or-treaters?? Love when the top-level riders give their kids a chance to be kids while on the road.
Also, is anyone else tired? I feel like we’re all tired. Not in the “I’m too tired to watch the five-star”, heavens no, but my goodness, it does feel like it’s finally time for the year to wind down. We had the Maryland 5 Star and the Young Horse World Championships at Le Lion D’Angers last weekend, and now we have hit the final day of both Les 5 Etoiles de Pau and the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. Time to wrap it all up!
Our Pau leaders heading into show jumping are all Brits, all day — seven British riders take the top seven, led by legendary queen Ros Canter and Izilot DHI on a 27.5, our sweet boy Tom McEwen on JL Dublin following in second, and the lovely Kristy Chabert on Classic VI holding third.
Down in Chile, the USA Pan American Team is currently crushing it, with three of four members still claiming the top three individual spots after cross country — Caroline Pamukcu after a double-clear on HSH Blake leading, Liz Halliday-Sharp just two points behind with Miks Master C, and Sharon White entering in third on Claus 63. This puts Team USA nearly 15 points ahead of Brazil’s team, so we can’t wait to see how we come out at the end of today — stay tuned!
Keep it locked in with us here at EN for our final days at Les 5 Etoiles de Pau and the 2023 Pan American Games, and make sure to follow @goeventing on Instagram because Tilly seems to be combating the deluge of rain with the driest of humor on our stories — don’t miss out on the amazing French puns flying every which way. If you haven’t yet, catch up with all the XC action from Pau and the PanAms in our live blogs before heading into show jumping — it’s time to crown some new champions!
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Morning Viewing: Catch up with the top riders at Pau after their leisurely Saturday jaunts around the French countryside.