I dont bury my head at all about horse ownership in general.
Some of the countries competing today would not compete at that level other than at the Olympics. Yes they would compete but not at that level so I stand by my original point.
I live in Luxemburg, we had a rider qualify for the Olympics. He wasn’t sent and I’m so glad he didn’t go because I can’t see him making it around these courses. I’m not sure if the qualifiers were really there to weed out the riders who can ride these tracks.
Holly Smith and Denver: fourth to go, approximately 7.07pm local time (11.07am British time)
Harry Charles and Romeo 88: 14th to go, approximately 7.32pm local time (11.32am British time)
Ben Maher and Explosion W: will jump after the break and their starting position will depend on Britain’s faults to this point, but likely to start sometime between 8.10pm and 8.30pm local time (between 12.10pm and 12.30pm British time)
I'm likely to miss the action live and will have to catch up later, I have got a lesson. I hope the discussion continues.
@Bellaboo18 I am not a show jumper and don't follow it religiously. Probably like many on here I watch Olympia and HOYS most years but that is about it. I have been paying more attention recently as a relative has started working for a top rider but there isn't much on TV so it is difficult to follow.
It is quite obvious to someone like me that there are problems with the Olympics this time. Problems that I don't recall seeing at London or Rio. Whether it is due to the lack of a drop score, the conditions over there, the number of nations qualifying or Covid related issues I don't know but it is important for horse sport that we ensure the legacy of the games isn't images of crashing falls.
There are plenty of nations, including GB, that have made a good show but some have been scary.