Eighty-three horses were presented to the ground jury of Anne-Mette Binder (DEN), Jane Hamlin (USA), and Andrew Bennie (NZL), all of whom passed the first horse inspection and will proceed to the dressage phase of competition over the next two days.
Two horses were sent to the hold box: Imperial van de Holtakkers, ridden by Joris Vanspringel (BEL), and Rumor Has It N.O.P., ridden by Merel Blom (NED). Both were passed upon representation.
Team announcements will be flowing in over the next few hours, including the highly anticipated U.S. Team announcement. Ride times will also become available this evening. While you’re waiting, check out the USEA’s fence-by-fence preview of Captain Mark Phillips’ WEG cross-country course. To follow along with all the action this week, check out the USEA’s fast facts.
Dressage competition will commence tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Tryon Stadium.
The 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) is less than one month away! The AEC will take place August 31 – September 5 at the iconic Kentucky Horse Park and will also include the Adult Team Championships (ATC) at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels. Teaming up with Adequan, the USEA will also host the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final, which will conclude September 3 under the lights that Friday evening.
Five Rings Eventing, LLC is pleased to announce a partnership with Piedmont Equine to provide prize money for U25 riders in this year’s event.
Eventing has its first female Olympic champion after Julia Krajewski won individual gold for Germany at Tokyo 2020.
The 32-year-old, for so long in the shadow of her title-winning team-mates Michael Jung and Ingrid Klimke, punched in two perfect rounds of showjumping, adding just 0.4 of a time-fault in both the cross-country and the second round of jumping to her dressage score of 25.2.
The British team has won Olympic eventing gold for the first time since 1972. They topped the dressage, increased their lead considerably after cross-country, and, despite both individual leader Oliver Townend and third-placed Laura Collett both having a show jump rail down, they finished 13.9 penalties ahead of the Australians, who took silver.