Tokyo Olympics - Equestrian Events
Team Qualifying Showjumping CompetitionThe team showjumping began today and saw the horse and riders attempting to qualify for tomorrows final, 19 teams began the competition with the top 10 team starting from scratch in the tomorrows event. With no drop score the pressure was on each and every combination, with a number of riders deciding to save their horse after earlier scores from their team mates put them out of contention.
Holly Smith got Team GB off to a solid start with one fence keeping us well in touch, Harry Charles found the course more difficult and after three fences it was up to individual gold medallist Ben Maher and Explosion to hold their nerve to guarantee qualification, with a three fence cushion. Ben and Explosion jumped a lovely round with an unfortunate fence, below you can watch the round.