Jumpers prepare to start at World Games

October 4, 2010

Some 138 horses representing 41 nations were presented yesterday for veterinary inspection before the start of the jumping competition at the World Equestrian Games.


Canada's Jonathon Millar presents his horse Contino 14 at yesterday's veterinary inspection of show jumping horses. © Cealy Tetley, www.tetleyphoto.com
The opening round of show jumping competition at the World Equestrian Games takes place today, starting at 10am (US time). The first round of team competition begins at 10am on Tuesday. The top 10 teams then advance to the second round to take place Wednesday, October 6, beginning at 1pm. Team medals will be then be awarded.

On Friday night at 5.30pm, the individual competition will be held, with the top 30 individual competitors hoping to be among the 'Final Four' who contest the World Championship title on Saturday night, October 9, at 8pm.

In the ultimate test of horsemanship, the final four competitors will ride each of the four horses over the course set by course designers Conrad Homfeld of the United States and Richard Jeffery of Great Britain to decide the individual medals, and the title of World Champion.