All three U.S. horses contesting today’s Pan American Games individual show jumping final sailed through Thursday’s horse inspection and are on the start list to jump today in Quillota, Chile.
With one gold medal already earned for the United States in Wednesday’s team finals, McLain Ward leads the individual field with Beechwood Stables’ 14-year-old German Sport Horse gelding Contagious (Contagio—For Mary, For Keeps) on a score of 3.34 points, so will jump last in the opening round. Breathing right down his pinque coat, on a score of 3.39, is his Tokyo Olympic teammate Laura Kraut with Dorado 212, a 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Tailormade Diarado’s Boy—Cary Blue, Chacco-Blue) owned by St. Bride’s Farm.
Also inside the top 10 going into today are Canada’s Tiffany Foster and Figor in fifth (4.40), Kent Farrington and Landon in eighth (5.64) and Canada’s Amy Millar and Truman in ninth (5.71). Less than one rail separates the top 10 competitors.
The first round of competition begins at 11 a.m. local time (10 a.m. Eastern Time), and the top 20 will go through to a second round over a different course, starting at 2 p.m. local time.
Ride times for the first round are available here, with the top 10 expected to start just before 11 a.m. Eastern Time, and the competition will be livestreamed on ClipMyHorse.TV for those following from home.