The London Olympic Organising Committee has announced that the final horse inspection of the Olympic eventing competition will be opened to spectators with tickets to the show jumping phase on July 31.
Spectator gates at Greenwich Park will now open at 7:45 a.m. on July 31, and the horse inspection will begin at 8:15 a.m.
The final horse inspection has become a popular public feature at major events. LOCOG has worked hard to change the schedule to make the change possible. 20,000 spectators will attend the competition on July 31.
“The FEI is happy that LOCOG has revised the access schedule on July 31 to allow spectators into the venue in plenty of time to watch the final horse inspection for eventing. July 31 is a particularly important day for equestrian sport, as it is the day when the first medals will be decided in equestrian sport’s centenary year,” said Fédération Equestre Internationale Secretary General Ingmar De Vos.