Top New Zealand eventer Andrew Nicholson is currently hospitalized after falling at the last fence on course at the Festival Of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park CIC*** (Great Britain), reported Horse & Hound. Nicholson was transported to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
The Global Champions League confirmed July 29 that they’ll launch a new show jumping league and team competition next year since the Belgian Competition Authority has suspended an exclusivity clause outlined by the Fédération Equestre Internationale.
As the Canadian riders stood by the ring watching Argentina’s José Maria Larocca Jr. canter down the last line, Ian Millar was counting the seconds. If Larocca had a single time penalty, Canada was guaranteed gold. If he didn’t, the two teams were headed for a jump-off.
“We were thinking, ‘He’s going to make the time. No, he’s not going to make the time.’ And it was so close. It came down to a fraction of a second for a gold medal,” said Ian Millar.
Welcome to live coverage of the first day of Pan American Games show jumping here in Caledon! We'll kick off at 2 p.m. with today's rounds. There are 50 pairs set to jump, and this is the course they'll tackle.
If you want to know how a cross-country day’s gone for the team, take a look at U.S. Chef d’Equipe David O’Connor.
“He’s looking a little happier than the last time I was on a team,” said Boyd Martin. “In Normandy [where the U.S. team was eliminated on cross-country], he looked ready to neck himself. We still have a big day tomorrow, so we don’t want to start punching the air yet, but all the guys were cool under pressure and rode beautifully.”
Welcome to cross-country day of the Pan American Games! We will do our best to provide you with live updates of the action, starting at 11 a.m. local time, despite some communication issues going on here.