WEG Friday Afternoon Dressage Open Thread: 46.3 for Boyd Martin and Shamwari

It’s day two of dressage here at WEG! We’ll be bringing you live updates from the competition each day, so keep refreshing this page for all of the insanity (or as much insanity as there can be in dressage!) coming down the pipe.

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11:17 a.m. EST: Here are your team standings after dressage. USA! USA! USA!

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11:13 a.m. EST: And here are your top 10 going into cross country. Phillip Dutton is holding down a tie for ninth place for Team USA. As we’ve said many, many times, this will be anything but a dressage competition. 39.7 points separate the whole field. The top 20 is separated by 12 penalties. Full recap coming your way soon!

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11:10 a.m. EST: And Sandra brings down the house! She’s gotten a 10 from the judge at C for her final halt! A 35.0 and into the lead she goes!

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11:07 a.m. EST:

11:05 a.m. EST: Sandra Auffarth and Opgun Louvo have their game faces on.

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11:04 a.m. EST: 45.5 and 14th place for New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson and Nereo. Sandra Auffarth and Opgun Louvo are the final pair for the day.

11:00 a.m. EST: Slight bobble in the counter canter, quickly corrected by Andrew but scores reflected it.

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10:59 a.m. EST:

10:57 a.m. EST: Andrew trending above 80% to start.

10:56 a.m. EST: Andrew Nicholson, the New Zealand anchor, and Nereo are heading in. What does the Silver Fox have up his sleeve today?

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10:48 a.m. EST: Harry scores a 56.3, still leaving Team USA in bronze position.

10:46 a.m. EST: Big smiles from Harry after finishing his test.

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10:43 a.m. EST: Harry must score a 51.2 or better to help Great Britain overtake the USA in the team standings.

10:39 a.m. EST: Fan favorite Harry Meade and Wild Lone will canter down centerline next. “This is such a fairy story,” says Lucy Jackson. This pair was third at Badminton this year.

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10:35 a.m. EST: Not the most perfect halt, but would you look at those quarter marks? #FashionPolice Albert Hermoso Farras and Hito CP for Spain.

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10:32 a.m. EST: Fenyas Elegance wanted nothing to do with the little white box today. Aoife looked supremely disappointed walking out, but this pair is still a promising one and will come out swinging tomorrow.

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10:29 a.m. EST:

10:28 a.m. EST: Fenyas Elegance was clawing her way back up with the scores but then had a minor red-headed mare moment.

10:26 a.m. EST: Ireland’s “Three Star Queens” are in the ring now: Aoife Clark and Fenyas Elegance. Scores are coming in a bit lower than anticipated, guest commentator Lucy Jackson speculating that perhaps the mare is a bit too low in the poll and overbent.

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10:21 a.m. EST: Selena’s relationship with her horses is always apparent and infectious. Big pats for Foxwood High. They’ve scored a 49.5 for 28th place.

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10:19 a.m. EST: Foxwood High looking relaxed for Selena. Remember, this horse just moved up to CCI4* at Rolex this year (1oth place).

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10:17 a.m. EST: We’re underway with Canada’s final pair, Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High.

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10:07 a.m. EST:

10:06 a.m. EST:

10:03 a.m. EST: Tim Lips (NED) and Keyflown O.P. looking polished. Loving the pops of color. #FashionPolice

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10:02 a.m. EST: Boyd chats with EN on his test.

9:55 a.m. EST: Italy’s Vittoria Panizzon has withdrawn Borough Pennyz just before her dressage time. No word yet on reason.

9:54 a.m. EST: Look at all of that national pride!

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9:49 a.m. EST:

9:47 a.m. EST: Dag Albert and Tubber Rebel riding for Sweden.

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9:44 a.m. EST: This field could not get any more tightly bunched. Now it’s 20 penalties between 1st and 56th place. 37.2 separate the whole field currently.

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9:38 a.m. EST: In the ring for Australia, Paul Tapner and Kilronan are showing off. What are everyone’s thoughts on white ear bonnets for greys? We can’t decide what color would look best. #FashionPolice

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9:34 a.m. EST: The home crowd is really into this dressage competition. It’s great to see!

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9:32 a.m. EST:

9:29 a.m. EST: French pair Jean Teulere and Matelot Du Grand Val are off to a lovely start.

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9:26 a.m. EST: Karin looks thrilled with a wonderfully accurate and smooth test for Belgium. A 42.3 and sixth place for this pair.

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9:23 a.m. EST: Karin Donckers and Fletcha Van’t Verahof are having a lovely go at their test.

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9:18 a.m. EST: Boyd and Shamwari struggled with their rhythm in the canter work and had a couple of extra changes coming back up the centerline. We know this horse can dominate cross country, but nevertheless this was a solid showing for Team USA. Boyd goes into 16th on a 46.5.

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9:16 a.m. EST: Shamwari wanted to pop through his left shoulder on the first counter-canter loop. Softer on the next pass through.

9:14 a.m. EST: Shamwari simply floats.

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9:13 a.m. EST: Boyd is ready to go! Boyd received one 9 and two 8s for his entry.

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9:07 a.m. EST: Reports that fences 20 & 23 have been removed from the cross country course. Course preview here.

9:03 a.m. EST: Nicolas Wettstein and Nadeville Merze score a 63.2 for 69th place. A bit of a disappointing score, but he looked pleased walking out. Heading into a short break, and when we come back we’ll have Boyd Martin and Shamwari 4 to dance.

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9:02 a.m. EST:

9:01 a.m. EST: Nicolas Wettstein (ECU) and Nadeville Merze fighting their way up with the judges.

8:57 a.m. EST: Nicolas Wettstein and Nadeville Merz of Equador now in the ring.

8:54 a.m. EST: Another first-timer at this championship level, Laszlo Egyed and My Win of Hungary, score a 66.7. Love seeing all these helmets!

8:44 a.m. EST: 22-year-old Elmo Jankari and Duchess Desiree of Finland lose some points on the changes but overall a promising debut on the world stage from a young rider, earning a 51.3.

8:36 a.m. EST: Germany’s Andreas Ostholt looks quite happy with his test on So Is Et. Despite an error, the pair scores a 46.3 to move into 14th place.

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8:32 a.m. EST:

8:30 a.m. EST: Jonelle Price looking quite pleased with her test on Classic Moet for New Zealand.

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8:27 a.m. EST:

8:16 a.m. EST:

8:11 a.m. EST: Australia’s Stuart Tinney and Pluto Mio underway now. Trending right around upper 60s, low 70s currently.

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8:07 a.m. EST: We love eventing geeks!

8:04 a.m. EST: French pair Denis Mesples and Oregon De La Vigne kick us off for the afternoon sessions.

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