Former Equestrian Federation Australia CEO Franz Venhaus reported on Sunday that the riders, their horses and grooms, and officials are settling in fine and are adapting to the local conditions.
Wayne Roycroft commented: "Being one of the first teams to arrive has its advantages and disadvantages. With very few horses here at present, we have the run of the land but also find locked gates or facilities that are not quite ready. There is work being done all over the place."
The Australian cargo that was being flown out with the horses on their long journey from Sydney to Auckland, Hong Kong and Anchorage to Los Angeles and then to Kentucky, was re-palleted to make handling on arrival at the venue easier. This led to it being broken up into several lots that arrived over two days at all hours of the day (and night), but all has since been accounted for.