RIO: First Inspection Complete, One USA Horse Held, One Horse to Jog Again Tomorrow

The trot-up inspection for the show jumpers is in the books at the Olympic Games in Rio. While there were some tense moments, including four horses having to jog again, all but one horse passed upon re-inspection after a time in the holding box.

Among those held was Team USA’s reserve combination, Laura Kraut and Zeremonie. Also held was Steve Guerdat and Nino des Buissonnets of Switzerland, strong medal contenders and critical to the Swiss team. James Patterson Robison’s Amarillo (AUS) was also held. But the all three pairs were passed on the second jog. Teams can still make a substitution up to an hour before competition begins.

The horse who did not pass was reported to be Eliot DWS, the Argentine reserve horse ridden by José Maria Larocca. He will have a day to sort out what may be going on and re-present Saturday morning. The good news is that as the reserve rider, it will hopefully be a non-issue for the Argentinian team, and certainly we send wishes of good health to José and his mount.

Full gallery from this morning’s inspection:

First choice was fresh and happy at the Olympic jog this morning. ????#rio2016

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First choice and the all team accepted at the Olympic jog this morning

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Flora passed the horse inspection today and are ready to compete on Sunday ? #penelopeleprevost #leprevost #florademariposa #twohearts #rio2016

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Clear through the Jog #Rio2016 #twohearts @taizosugitani

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Horse inspection ✔️ let the games begin! ??? @malinbaryard #twohearts #rio2016 #gosweden

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