WEG Friday Dressage Live Updates, Presented by SmartPak

Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

We’re back. We’ve only almost lost one reporter due to heat exhaustion (It’s like really, really hot + humid here). And we’re ready for day 2 of dressage at WEG!

Official kick off time is 9 a.m. with Astier Nicolas and Vinci de la Vigne for France. Click here to see which pairs to keep an eye out for this morning.

ICYMI: Julia Krajewski is sitting pretty over 7 points ahead of the pack. Catch up on yesterday’s reports at this link.

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4:38 p.m. What a day! Stay tuned for the full report (And you’re seeing that right: USA is in 3rd)

4:35 p.m. Ludwig Svennerstal and Stinger score 32.8 for Sweden.

4:29 p.m. 

4:28 p.m. Final rider! Ludwig Svennerstal and Stinger for Sweden.

4:24 p.m. Raf Kooremans and Henri Z earn a 27.7 for the Netherlands in their first 4* test. These scores are tightly bunched.

4:22 p.m. 

4:19 p.m. This is a dreamy walk by Henri Z and Raf Kooremans, and right into a bang on halt.

4:14 p.m. Will Yoshi get to that sweet spot at 28?

4:12 p.m. You’ll remember that Yoshi lead the dressage after the 2012 Olympics!

4:11 p.m. Yoshiaki Oiwa is here fresh off a win at the Asian Games, and ready to rep Japan with Calle 44.

4:06 p.m. 10m Circles are looking a little more like 7m circles, but solid trot work nonetheless.

4:04 p.m. The French are defending Olympic gold medalists, and now they’ve got their final rider, Sidney Dufrense in the ring.

4:00 p.m. 

3:57 p.m. Go Ireland!

3:53 p.m. 

3:52 p.m. 26.3 for Sarah Ennis and Horseware Stellor Rebound. Now the top-placed Irish rider.

3:49 p.m. Really fab halt + reinback for Sarah.

3:47 p.m. Eyes are shifting to the team results as we see these final team representatives. Now we’ve got Sarah Ennis and Horseware Stellor Rebound for Ireland.

3:46 p.m. Jonelle Price and Classic Moet have scored a 30 as the final rider for New Zealand. Equirating’s Sam Watson says points lost in the canterwork for this powerhouse pair.

3:40 p.m These two are on an upward trajectory. Classic Moet looking very correct, trying to stay around those marks of 7.

3:39 p.m. Jonelle Price and Classic Moet begining their test with super trot work.

3:25 p.m. Alright, folks. I know the live scoring website is down for some. Here’s the top 22 ahead of the final group:

3:24 p.m. Great test for Marcio Carvalho Jorge and Coronel MCJ. They’ve scored a 29.4 as the final Brazilian rider.

3:19 p.m. 

3:18 p.m. Officially world record status:

3:15 p.m. Shane Rose and Virgil score 29.4 for Australia

3:12 p.m. Aw! Shane reaches up to give Virgil a little scratch on his ears after the test.

3:10 p.m. Shane Rose in for Australia aboard Virgil.

3:05 p.m. Arg — live scoring sites currently down. Will update you as soon as I get the marks.

3:00 p.m. Karin is trending right around 27, so accurate with their 4* average.

2:58 p.m. 

2:56 p.m. Ros Canter and Allstar B just above their 4* PB on 24.6, moving Team GBR into second place at the moment.

2:54 p.m. Wow this is lovely. Trending around 24.

2:52 p.m. The heavy hitters don’t stop. Here comes Ros Canter and Allstar B.

2:50 p.m. Phillip Dutton and Z post a 27.6 as the final pair for the US! Many teams have one more rider to come, but at the moment US stands in second.

2:49 p.m. As expected the crows goes wild for Phillip!!

Phillip Dutton and Z. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

2:48 p.m. Boyd Martin is on the commentary and confirming that Phillip’s bronze medal has made him more competitive than ever.

2:45 p.m. Phillip Dutton and Z looking good. They score a 9 for the halt at A.

2:44 p.m. Wow Ingrid and Phillip back to back is too much for my heart!

2:40 p.m. Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob OLD score a 23.3 for second place!

2:35 p.m. Hard to see on the stream, but Ingrid is giving Bobby quite a few pats throughout the test. So sweet!

2:31 p.m. Here comes INGRID!

2:30 p.m. 35.7 for Manuel Senra Chover and Cruising.

2:27 p.m. Spain’s Manuel Senra Chover and Cruising with a very accurately start.

2:13 p.m. Drag break until 2:26, but don’t miss this next section. We’ll see Phillip Dutton and Ingrid Klimke.

2:10 p.m. Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High earn a 30.7 for Canada.

2:08 p.m. Nothing but North American love on the live stream! Will Coleman has nothing but praise for all that Selena has done with Woody.

2:06 p.m. Great start for Selena. Solid trotwork.

2:04 p.m. Let’s go Selena!!

2:03 p.m. 32.5 for Bill Levett & Lassban Diamond Lift after quite a bit of discrepancy from judges.

2:02 p.m. 

1:56 p.m. Welcome to the top 3, Sara. She and Wega with a 25.9!

1:51 p.m. Sara Algotsson Ostholt and Wega smashing this test.

1:50 p.m. If you’re following the drama surrounding the endurance competition… Noelle Floyd is live streaming a press conference concerning the cancellation NOW.

1:46 p.m. Theo Van de Vendel (NED) and Zindane score 38.8.

1:40 p.m. 

1:36 p.m. 34.9 for Italy’s Simone Sordi and Amacuzzi

1:32 p.m. Now we welcome Italy’s Simone Sordi and Amacuzzi. Before eventing, Simone was known for as a flat racing jockey.

1:30 p.m. Will Coleman is on the livestream now, saying that the breezes today make the ringside ferns start moving.

1:29 p.m. Another new PR! Patricia Ryan and Dunrath Ecplise (IRL) earn a 30.8.

1:26 p.m. Lots of expression (and tail swishing) for Dunrath Eclipse in the canter lengthening.

1:23 p.m. 

1:22 p.m. Recent U.S. transplants Felix Vogg and Colero  score a 28.6 to tie with Chris Burton and Cooley Lands.

1:21 p.m. Afternoon weather report:

1:19 p.m. Felix trending right around 30.

1:15 p.m. We now welcome Felix Vogg and Colero who we’ve been lucky enough to have in the states since early this year.

12:19 p.m. We’re on a lunch break now. We’ll be back at 1:15. Check out the standings in the meantime:

12:10 p.m. Louise Svensson Jähde and Waikiki 207 with 32.4 for Sweden.

12:06 p.m. Louise trending around 33. Very solid test so far.

12:02 p.m. Last to go before the lunch break: Louise Svensson Jähde and Waikiki 207 for Sweden.

12:00 p.m. Merel Blom and Rumour Has It N.O.P. earn a score of 31.6 for the Netherlands.

11:59 a.m. Well done for Merel. Her test was trending 3 points below their 4* PB.

11:56 a.m. 

11:51 a.m. Toshiyuki Tanaka and Talma d’Allou (JPN) go for 33.7.

11:47 a.m. 

11:44 a.m. Thibaut Vallette Lt Col and Qing du Briot ENE HN with a 25.6 to slot into 2nd.

11:43 a.m. Even through the canterwork, still trending mid 20s for Thiabut.

11:42 a.m. He’s definitely brining the heat so far.

11:41 a.m. 

11:39 a.m. Another for France, Thibaut Vallette Lt Col and Qing du Briot ENE HN with trot working trending as low as 23.7 in the first parts of the test.

11:37 a.m. 28.4 for Italy’s Stefano Brecciaroli and Byrnesgrove First Diamond, which is currently 9th.

11:35 a.m. Loosing some marks in the canterwork, but still trending sub-30.

11:34 a.m.

11:32 a.m. Italy’s Stefano Brecciaroli and Byrnesgrove First Diamond are trending in the 24-26 point zone by the midpoint of the test.

11:31 a.m.

11:30 a.m. 

11:29 a.m. These riders are dropping 4* PRs left and right. Padraig McCarthy and Mr. Chunky go for 27.2.

11:06 a.m. Another drag break. Meet back here at 11:22.

11:05 a.m.  Tim Price and Cekatinka score a super 27.2 for New Zealand. That puts him in 4th.

11:03 a.m. Tim currently trending at 27.8, which would be just behind Emma McNab

11:02 a.m. 

10:59 a.m. 

10:58 a.m. Lots of cameras coming out for Tim Price who is up next. Spectators seem pretty pumped to see the recent Burghley winner.

10:58 a.m. Marcio Appel Cheuiche and Iberon Jmen earn a 37.9 for Brazil.

10:56 a.m.

10:55 a.m. Marcio & Iberon Jmen began eventing in 2013, and now here at WEG in 2018. What a story!

10:53 a.m. Large gust of wind drops a sprinkling of sawdust on the spectators.

10:52 a.m. 

10:51 a.m. Brazil’s Marcio Appel Cheuiche is next with Iberon Jmen.

10:48 a.m. Lots of Fernhill Tabasco fans out there. He scores a smashing 27!

10:48 a.m. 

10:43 a.m. 

10:41 a.m. Lara de Liedekerke-Meier and Alpaga d’Arville score 35.8.

10:40 a.m. The first was a bit sticky, but the changes are getting progressively better through the test for Lara.

10:37 a.m. Lara de Liedekerke-Meier and Alpaga d’Arville now in the ring for Belgium.

10:33 a.m. 28.4 for Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser. That’s good for 6th at the moment.

10:32 a.m. Hate to see the late final change for Tom, but otherwise a very nice test.

10:28 a.m. Here comes Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser — a pair who have a real chance at shaking up the leaderboard.

10:24 a.m MIC DROP! 28.3 for Donner and Lynn!

Lynn Symansky and Donner. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

10:22 a.m. Donner trending at 28.5 now.

10:19 a.m. Good intention fans misread Lynn Symansky’s quiet signals as waves, and the crowd gets a little excited to see Donner. Luckily for Lynn they did quiet!

10:17 a.m. Andreas Dibowski and FRH Corrida score 30 for Germany.

10:16 a.m. The deer is coming!

10:13 a.m. This continued jackhammering as background noise during Andreas Dibowski’s test really sets a nice feel around the stadium…

9:56 a.m. Quick drag break!

9:53 a.m. Gonzalo is trending right as expected on 33.2.

9:52 a.m. 

9:50 a.m. Wafting smells of a fire? are swirling around the ring. Not sure if this is restaurant-based or construction-based.

9:48 a.m. Spain’s Sij Veux d’Autize and Gonzalo Blasco Botin.

9:47 a.m. Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti score 33.

9:43 a.m. An uncharacteristic break to trot in the canter work for Pavarotti, and then a bit of a wild change. Shame the effect I’m sure that will have on her score.

9:42 a.m. As always, Pavarotti is a pleasure to watch in the dressage.

9:41 a.m. Eventing stats nerds: Get ready.

9:39 a.m. 33.3 for Pauliina Swindells and Ferro S.

9:38 a.m. Here come Canadian queens Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti.

9:37 a.m. The crowed loved that test for Pauliina!

9:36 a.m. 

9:33 a.m. Finland’s Pauliina Swindells & Ferro S showing off the horse’s super expressive movement.

9:32 a.m. Eventers, we love you:

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9:30 a.m. 30.6 penalties for Sandra Auffarth and Viamant du Matz. That will be 15th for now.

9:30 a.m. I’m sitting right on the diagonal, and let me tell you Sandra’s last change was as straight as an arrow.

9:29 a.m. 

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9:25 a.m. German domination continues today. Sandra Auffarth’s test has a certain “I’ve won WEG before, I’m not afraid to do it again,” kind of vibe to it.

9:23 a.m. Henrique earns a provisional 37.9.

9:20 a.m. On site today? Please join us in using the hashtag #OverheardAtWEG. I’ve already heard so many interesting things… Let’s chronicle it!

9:19 a.m. 

9:18 a.m. A very forward test so far from Henrique.

9:16 a.m. Brazil’s Henrique Plombon Pinheiro flashes quite a grin down the centerline to start his test with Land Quenotte Do Feroloto.

9:13 a.m. Oh, dear. Dan seemed to miss a few movements of the test. The judge has rang the bell and he’s back on track.

9:09 a.m. Well done on the first medium trot for Dan Jocelyn and Grovine de Reve. The crowd gives a little golf clap for him.

9:06 a.m. 27.2 provisionally for Astier Nicolas. That just slightly breaks his 3* PB with this horse (27.4).

Astier Nicolas and Vinci de la Vigne. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

9:02 a.m. Loving the start for this one. Vinci de la Vigne is a young horse, but he doesn’t seem very concerned with the atmosphere.

8:55 a.m. Good morning lovely readers! It’s just barely 9, and we’re already sweating. I know, I know — TMI, but I really can’t understate how humid it is. Yes, it’s hot too, but the combination with the humidity is taking us to an unpleasant part of the heat index. Keep that in mind as you’re watching from home today.

8:10 a.m. Check this space for all the latest starting around 9 a.m.