British eventing team order at Rio Olympics released plus dressage times

  • The British team order for the eventing at the Rio Olympics has been released following this morning’s trot-up.

    Gemma Tattersall will be the pathfinder on the Pebbles Syndicate’s Quicklook V, followed by William Fox-Pitt with Chris and Lisa Stone’s Chilli Morning. Pippa Funnell rides third on the late Carol Toliver’s Billy The Biz and Kitty King will take the anchor leg on Jacqueline Owen, Diana Bown and Samantha Wilson’s Ceylor LAN.

    Dressage times for British team:

    Gemma Tattersall — Saturday, 6 August at 10.40am (2.40pm British time)

    William Fox-Pitt — Saturday, 6 August at 2.18pm (6.18pm British time)

    Pippa Funnell — Sunday, 7 August at 11.20am (3.20pm British time)

    Kitty King — Sunday, 7 August at 2.58pm (6.58pm British time)

    H&H will be providing our H&H Live written commentary service for every session at the Olympics, including the eventing dressage this weekend, for which expert insight will be provided by dressage rider and former eventer Matt Hicks. Follow here.

    Canadian rider Jessica Phoenix will be the trailblazer for the whole competition on A Little Romance. They perform their test at 10am local time tomorrow morning.

    Germany’s individual favourite Michael Jung will be the second out for his team, riding his test on Sam FBW at 2.58pm local time tomorrow.

    Britain is the seventh team in the nations’ order, following Australia and before the Netherlands. The crack German team are 10th of the 13 teams. However, Gemma is actually the sixth rider into the arena tomorrow as Russia only has three riders so skips the first rider rotation.

    Continued below…

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    Ireland are third in the team draw and their riders will compete in the following order: Padraig McCarthy (Simon Porloe), Clare Abbott (Euro Prince), Jonty Evans (Cooley Rorkes Drift), Mark Kyle (Jemilla).

    Full 25-page report on the eventing from Rio 2016 in H&H next week — out Friday, 12 August. H&H is published on Friday instead of Thursday next week only to allow us to report the full competition from the Olympics.

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