The British horses all passed the final horse inspection for the eventing competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games this morning (Tina Cook and Miners Frolic are pictured).
However, there was disappointment for the Americans, with Becky Holder withdrawing her grey Courageous Comet — who had trotted up very slowly with a low head carriage — from the holding box.
Becky was riding as an individual so this does not affect the team standings, but it is a huge blow for her as she was in the bronze position after cross-country.
Two more horses — Belgium’s Nooney Blue, ridden by Lara de Liedekerke, and Canada’s Madison Park, ridden by Kyle Carter — were sent to the holding box but passed on re-inspection.
The following horses were not presented: Sonja Johnson’s Ringwould Jaguar (Australia, team), Marco Cappai’s Dourango (Italy, individual), Duarte Seabra’s Fernhill Gloster Rebel (Portugal, individual) and Jessica Phoenix’s Exponential (Canada, individual).
Tina Cook clarified this morning that she did not appeal the decision to give her 20pen for her loop in the first water on yesterday’s cross-country. After reviewing the video footage with the ground jury, she felt her tracks were too close to contest the penalties.
Tina will be the first British rider to showjump today. The showjumping is scheduled to start at 1pm (6pm British time), but that may be brought forward slightly.
Log back on later to find out who takes the eventing medals, full report in H&H out 7 October, including comment from Tina Cook.