Congratulations to the all-female British team in the Nations Cup curtain opener in Florida. The trio took the powerhouse US team — also all women — to a jump-off on their home soil and only just missed out on taking the honours, proving a timely boost for British showjumping at the start of the series.
In Olympic years, these competitions are a hotbed of intrigue. Which combinations are finding form? Which nations look strongest? Which chefs d’équipe face a selection nightmare? With all roads leading to Tokyo, riders are in fierce competition for one of just three places on each of the streamlined Olympic teams.