Overnight leaders Will Coleman and Off The Record easily pass the final horse inspection. Photo by Tilly Berendt.
All nineteen horses that completed yesterday’s cross-country phase came forward for the final horse inspection this morning at the Tattersalls International Horse Trials. The horses were presented to an assembled ground jury of Annabel Scrimgeour (GBR), Dr Ernst Topp (GER), and Tim Downes (GBR). After the withdrawal of one competitor from the holding box, eighteen will proceed to this afternoon’s showjumping finale.
Sarah Dowley and Rubix Kube. Photo by Tilly Berendt.
Ichak de Monfirak, presented by Belgium’s Hugo Laschet, and Rubix Kube, the ride of Ireland’s Sarah Dowley, were both sent to the holding box. While the former was accepted on re-presentation, the latter was withdrawn. Rubix Kube had been lying in 14th place overnight after producing a steady clear yesterday.
The remaining field, led by Will Coleman and Off The Record, head into the showjumping finale at 3.30 p.m. BST/10.30 a.m. EST today. As always, you can tune in via the Tattersalls live-stream.