German is lying in first place with 79.40 minus points, ahead of France (90.90) and New Zealand (92.50). Julia Krajewski with Samourai du Thot (22.50), Ingrid Klimke with SAP Hale Bob OLD (26.10), Kai Rüder with Colani Sunrise (30.80), and Andreas Dibowski with FRH Corrida (58.10) already took the lead after the dressage and they are holding onto it after the jumping too.
In the individual, Julia Krajewski’s horses are battling it out between themselves. She currently ranks first with Chipmunk FRH, who left the dressage arena with a sensational 19.7 minus points and didn’t pick up any faults in the jumping ring. Her Championship horse Samourai du Thot is in second place. He was fourth after the dressage, but after the jumping moved up into second place behind his stable mate. The Dutch rider Tim Lips ranks third with Byro (23.30) before the cross-country, followed by Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob OLD, who slipped down from second place after the dressage after picking up four faults in the jumping.
Will Coleman and OBOS O'Reilly. Shannon Brinkman Photo.
Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border, The Cross Syndicate’s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, led the way for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team in the dressage phase in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup CICO3* Aachen. With a penalty score of 25.5, the combination placed seventh overall and secured fourth place for the U.S. team.
Buck Davidson and Carlevo, Carlevo LLC’s 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding, were next in the standings for the U.S., sitting in 19th place on a score of 29.00. Lauren Kieffer and Landmark’s Monte Carlo, Jacqueline Mars’s 12-year-old Irish Thoroughbred cross gelding, sat in 26th following dressage on 31.20. Will Coleman and OBOS O'Reilly, Four Star Eventing Group’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, were in 38th place on 34.2.
Show Jumping in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup CICO3* Aachen also took place today. Severson and Cooley Cross Border incurred 12 penalties to drop to sit 22nd headed into the final phase. Coleman and OBOS O'Reilly moved up to 25th, picking up four faults in show jumping. Kieffer and Landmark's Monte Carlo sit 28th and Davidson and Carlevo are in 33rd.
The U.S. team will now collect their thoughts and prepare for Saturday's cross-country phase.
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Cross-Country starts at 4 a.m. ET and can be viewed on ClipMyHorse.TV. The start list can be viewed here. Lauren Kieffer and Landmark's Monte Carlo will blaze the trail for the U.S. at 10:20 a.m. local time.
All the major contenders passed the eventing final horse inspection at the Tokyo Olympics and will carry on to contest the show jumping phase in a few hours’ time.
The ground jury (Nick Burton, GBR, Christina Klingspor, SWE, and the U.S.A.’s Jane Hamlin) and vets only failed to accept one horse - Fantastic Frieda, ridden by Poland’s Joanna Pawlak, who had completed the cross-country in 41st place with a refusal and 25.2 time-faults.
The FEI has announced that the Swiss horse Jet Set, ridden by Robin Godel has had to be euthanized after pulling up extremely lame on the Sea Forest Cross Country Course during Equestrian Eventing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on August 1, 2021.
In 2002, at the age of 15, I was at my Aunt and Uncle’s farm in Maine while Tremaine Cooper was there building some cross-country jumps. I helped him build a trakehner, not realizing that this day would set the course for my future. A few weeks later he called asking if I could help him at Millbrook Horse Trials. From there I helped Tremaine during most of my school vacations and throughout the summers. After graduating high school I kept at it never looking back. I lived the gypsy lifestyle for about six years going from coast to coast and event to event. In 2013 my wife Kathryn and I settled down in Lexington, Kentucky. These days I spend roughly 60-75 percent of my time on the road preparing events or building private schooling areas. I’ve had the privilege of being involved with some really great events around the states and have cultivated many friendships all over the country. In 2019 I was asked to be a part of Team Evans Olympic cross-country building crew. As I write this I am on my third trip to Tokyo. Here’s a day in Tokyo . . .
The British team cemented their gold medal position at the Tokyo Olympics with three magnificent cross-country performances, all clear inside the time. Added to that, their first rider, Oliver Townend, holds pole position individually after the dressage leader, Germany’s Michael Jung, picked up 11 penalties for triggering a frangible device.