Trot up for eventers tomorrow

September 28, 2010

The world's best eventing horses will be seen in public for the first time at the World Equestrian Games tomorrow, as riders present their horses for the first veterinary inspection.


New Zealand eventing team vet Ollie Pyne with Caroline Powell's horse Mac MacDonald.
The dressage will take place on Thursday and Friday at 9am, with the cross-country following on Saturday, and the final showjumping phase on Sunday.

Definite entries for the eventing were received yesterday, with 23 countries sending a total of 85 horses and riders. There are 14 countries which have fielded teams.

Among them are New Zealand stalwarts Mark Todd, Andrew Nicholson, and Caroline Powell are joined by team newcomers Clarke Johnstone and Jonathan Paget.