The day everyone has been waiting (and waiting!) for is finally here . . . show jumping day! Hurricane Florence threw a wrench in the plans for the eventing schedule at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) so show jumping was rescheduled from the traditional Sunday to Monday.
With an extra day of rest before show jumping and only one rail separating first through seventh place the WEG Championship title is ripe for the picking.
Felix Vogg and Colero from Switzerland will be the first pair to tackle Alan Wade’s show jumping course at 10:00 a.m. William Coleman and Tight Lines will be the first U.S. representatives on course as the fourth to go. They will be followed by Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg and then Phillip Dutton and Z. Sitting in ninth place currently, Lynn Symansky and Donner will be the final U.S. pair to jump.
Looking for ways to watch the WEG show jumping? The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will be broadcasting live beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Want to view more comprehensive coverage? FEI TV will be live streaming today’s entire competition. A WEG Pass, which will allow you to watch all the WEG coverage aired on FEI TV, is $26.99. Click here for all the package options and get signed up!
If you want to follow the action but don't want to pay for FEI TV keep your eye on the USEA Instagram Story!
The show jumping course.
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Ian Stark’s cross-country course resulted in changes among the FEI divisions on Saturday
Cross-country day for the FEI competitors at Rebecca Farm resulted in big changes in the top three standings in the 4* divisions. The current top three riders in the CCI4*-Long all put in double-clear rounds to maintain their dressage scores from the first day of competition.
Phillip Dutton and Z are on the road to Tokyo! Dutton, the 6-time Olympian, is going into his 7th Olympic Games. Dutton’s first three Olympics he represented Australia and helped secure the team gold medal twice (1996 - team gold, 2000 - team gold, and 2004). The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games were the first Olympic Games that Dutton rode for the U.S., and he has been on the U.S. Olympic team ever since. Dutton’s most recent Olympic performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he earned the individual bronze medal with Mighty Nice.
Rebecca Farm FEI dressage scores are tightly packed
The FEI competition at Rebecca Farm continued today with the CCI3*-Long, CCI4*- Short, and CCI4*- Long dressage. With scores ranging from the mid-20s to the low 30s, the standings in all divisions are tightly packed.