#Tryon2018 Sunday Social Media Roundup: Rain Delay

A “rest day” between cross country and stadium jumping is certainly an … unusual situation, to say the least. We’ve heard some mixed feelings from the riders about the rescheduling of show jumping to Monday, and it will indeed be interesting to see what, if any, effect it may have on the horses and riders. As for today, it gave some competitors some extra time to reflect on their rides yesterday, for better or for worse:

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Hard to put my disappointment into words. We all know that this is a tough game, but yesterday was like a cannonball to the stomach. After a freak stop at the waterfall bank, Phish and I had an uncharacteristic runout at the railroad corner, and ultimately finished with an uncompetitive score that did not benefit the US team. It stings bitterly, and fell far short of my own and my team’s expectations, and that is truly hard to swallow. We still have a job to do today and tomorrow to try and qualify for Tokyo, so that will be our focus now. While this result stinks, I am still beyond grateful for this horse, his owners, my family, my teammates, and the whole village of support here and at home that makes it possible to be at a major championship. I am sorry that it did not go better.

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There was one thing still on the agenda for today, however. The competitors, journalists, and some very intrepid spectators braved the rain and ventured to a very soggy final horse inspection:

But we’ve said it once and we’ll say it a thousand more times: eventers are a hardy bunch. There’s one phase left yet, a job still to do, and the show will go on.

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Posted by Boyd Martin on Sunday, September 16, 2018

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