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All U.S. Horses Pass World Cup Finals Jog

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Omaha, Neb.—April 4

A dozen U.S. riders are ready for the start of the FEI World Cup Finals after all horses passed the show jumping and dressage horse inspections at the CHI Health Center Arena.

Ten U.S. horses were presented successfully during the show jumping inspection, held Monday afternoon, before moving on to ring familiarization today. Simonne Berg and Cooper, Elisa Broz and Kardenta Van’T Meerhof, Ailish Cunniffe and Vivaldi Du Theil, Natalie Dean and Acota M, Nick Dello Joio and Cornet’s Cambridge, Hunter Holloway with Eastern Jam and Pepita Con Spita, Devin Ryan and Eddie Blue, Aaron Vale and Prescott, and McLain Ward and Callas will make their first competitive appearance in Wednesday evening’s speed class, which begins at 7:15 p.m. Central Time (8:15 Eastern Time).

Natalie Dean and Acota M. Matt Turer/USEF Photo

The dressage horse inspection, held at 3:30 p.m. local time today, after this morning’s ring familiarization, went equally smoothly for U.S. pairs. Anna Buffini with FRH Davinia La Douce, Steffen Peters with Suppenkasper, and Alice Tarjan with Serenade MF, move on to contest Wednesday’s Grand Prix, which begins at 1:15 p.m. local time. Top challengers Dutch rider Dinja van Liere and Hermes N.O.P. were sent to the hold box but passed upon re-inspection.

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The draw order for tomorrow’s competition will be determined this evening at 7 p.m. local time.

Anna Buffini and FRH Davinia La Douce. Kimberly Loushin Photo

The Chronicle has one reporter on the ground in Omaha, bringing you photo galleries and stories about each day’s competition at the FEI World Cup Finals on www.coth.com. Also make sure to follow along on the Chronicle’s social media outlets: FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

For useful links and more information on how to follow the competition, click here.

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