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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.

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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.

See the complete list of Thursday and Friday ride times.

The Chronicle is on site to bring you interviews, photos and stories daily, so follow along at coth.com. We’ll have full analysis from the competition in the Oct. 10 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse magazine.

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Tamie Smith and Mai Baum. Kimberly Loushin Photos

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Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg TSF will compete in their fourth major championship for the United States as a pair.

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Lauren Nicholson and Vermiculus.

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Will Coleman and Off The Record.

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Ariel Grald will make her championship debut with Leamore Master Plan.

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Germany’s Julia Krajewski will take on the competition with her reigning Olympic gold medal-winning mount Amande De B’Neville.

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Oliver Townend’s Ballaghamor Class will compete for Great Britain.

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Tokyo silver medalists Tom McEwen and Toledo De Kerser will compete for Great Britain. The Brits and the Australians both wore black arm bands in recognition of Queen Elizabeth II’s death last week.

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Great Britain’s Laura Collett and London 52.

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Germany’s Michael Jung and  fischerChipmunk FRH.

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Jonelle Price and McClaren will represent New Zealand.

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2014 world champion Sandra Auffarth will ride Viamant Du Matz for Germany.

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Tokyo bronze medalist Andrew Hoy smiled for the photographers as he turned on the jog strip with Vassily De Lassos.

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