How did our Express Eventing rider diarist Tina Cook get on?


As was the case for many of the Express Eventing competitors, Tina Cook’s ride Miners Frolic found the atmosphere in the Millennium Stadium on Sunday a bit too much.

Tina scored 43.56 for her dressage to music routine with the 10-year-old, which left them 12th out of the 19 competitors at this stage.

After some poles down in the show jumping, she was eliminated in the cross-country phase, her campaign coming to an end with run-outs at the influential pair of left-handed corners at the Duck Houses at fence 12ab.

“He was completely fazed by it — he froze and tightened in the back and then he never really got going cross-country,” Tina said. “I know he’s been [in a big atmosphere] in Hong Kong, but it’s completely different in there.”