UPDATE: This story has been updated with dressage times and information on the U.S. team selection.
Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy—Sept. 14
Ninety horses were presented at the first horse inspection at the FEI Eventing World Championship, and 89 will compete, with 16 nations represented in the team competition. Florida-based Mexican rider Daniela Moguel was sent to the hold box with Cecelia, and she subsequently withdrew the horse. Two others, Aminda Ingulfson’s Joystick (Sweden) and Ruy Fonseca’s mount Ballypatrick SRS (Brazil), were held but passed on reinspection.
The U.S. squad, which will be comprised of Tamie Smith with Mai Baum, William Coleman with Off The Record, Boyd Martin with Tsetserleg TSF and Lauren Nicholson with Vermiculus, all passed. Ariel Grald with Leamore Master Plan, who will compete as individuals, also passed. The U.S. announced its team and individual rider selections Wednesday afternoon.
Dressage begins at 9:30 a.m. Central European time (3:30 a.m. Eastern time) Thursday, Sept. 15.
Coleman and his 2021 Aachen CCIO4*-S (Germany) winner Off The Record will be the first U.S. pair in the ring, competing at 11:05 a.m. local time Thursday, with Nicholson and Vermiculus to follow at 3:35 p.m.
On Friday, Grald will be the second competitor in the ring at 9:38 a.m. local time, followed by Smith at noon. Martin will be the last of the U.S. contingent to ride at 4:38 p.m. on Friday.
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