TOKYO, July 29, 2021, /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --
Eventing comes under the Tokyo spotlight
It's the turn of the world's best Eventing athletes to stand under the Tokyo
2020 Olympic Games spotlight over the next few days as all but one of the
horses presented at this morning's horse inspection at Baji Koen Equestrian
Park were confirmed for action by the Ground Jury.
The Polish reserve combination of Jan Kaminski and Jard have been called up
because Pawel Spisak's gelding, Banderas, did not get through. Meanwhile Castle
Larchfield Purdy, competed by Lauren Billys from Puerto Rico, was sent to the
holding box but was subsequently declared fit to compete. Canada's Jessica
Phoenix did not present her gelding Pavarotti, so the number of starters in the
opening Dressage phase has been reduced from 65 to 63.
First into the arena tomorrow morning at 08.30 local time will be Thailand's
Arinadtha Chavatanont with Boleybawn Prince. The pair were on the bronze medal
winning team at the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2018. It's a
history-making moment because both Thailand and China are fielding an Olympic
Eventing team for the very first time.
Also making his mark, and elegantly turned out this morning, is the first-ever
Eventing athlete to represent Hong Kong, Thomas Heffernan Ho who will partner
the stallion Tayberry.
There will be two sessions of Dressage tomorrow and another on Saturday morning
before the horses are transported to Sea Forest in Tokyo Bay where the
Cross-Country phase will take place early on Sunday morning. They return to
Baji Koen that afternoon and on Monday the final Jumping phase will decide the
team and individual medals.
A brand new Olympic Dressage test, will be performed for the very first time,
and second to go tomorrow morning will be world number one Oliver Townend with
Ballaghmor Class. The British rider will be aiming to put as much pressure as
possible on reigning individual double-champion Michael Jung from Germany who
will be second-last to go on Saturday morning with Chipmunk. France will be
defending the team title.
There's a 40-year gap between the oldest athlete in the field, 62-year-old
Andrew Hoy from Australia, and the youngest, 22-year-old Lea Siegl from Austria.
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