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Photo special: Colourful horse inspection kicks off Olympic action for the jumpers

Saturday, 31 July 2021
Tokyo Olympic Games

On Saturday 31st of July, 93 jumping horses lined up for their first Olympic veterinary inspection at the Equestrian Park in Baji Koen, Tokyo. 75 of them will be competing in Tuesday’s individual qualifier, which leads to the individual final where the 30 best will participate. 

Saturday’s veterinary inspection took place inside the Olympic arena, and the trot-up lane was beautifully decorated for the horses and riders. The horses all looked stunning, and as always it was fun to see the different, colourful attires on the athletes.

The horses were presented by country, with Argentina going first and USA last. Out of the 93 horses, two went to the holding box and will be re-inspected tomorrow at 17.00 – Matias Albarrachin’s 17-year-old gelding Cannavaro 9 for Argentina and You Zhang’s 12-year-old gelding Caesar for China.

Tomorrow, on Sunday 1st of August, a training session will take place. The order to go can be found here.

With this photo special, we take a closer look at today's veterinary inspection – first out is Switzerland's Beat Mändli and the gorgeous Dsarie.

All photos © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. No reproduction of these images is permitted. 

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Ben Maher's Explosion W living up to his name!

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. The Dutch came well dressed! Here Willem Greve with Zypria S.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Morocco's Ali Al Ahrach didn't have an easy time during the trot-up: His stallion USA de Riverland did everything he could to get a taste of his rider, first going after the upper body and later on for the legs.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Cuddles for Casanova F Z from Ukraine's Oleksandr Prodan...

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. ... and for Cento Lano from Czech Republic's Ondrej Zvara.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Dutch rider Harrie Smolders had some turbulent months ahead of the Games. First he injured himself when breaking his ribs at the end of June, then Dolinn N.O.P. was considered not fit to compete – which meant he eventually went as reserve with Bingo du Parc.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Alberto Michan's Cosa Nostra did a real balancing act during the trot-up.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Mclain Ward's groom Lee McKeever got the honour to do the trot-up with Contagious, that is part of the US team.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Another groom taking on the task was Luca Ferreira running with Pedro Veniss' stunning stallion Quabri de L'Isle for Brazil.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. New, colourful feathers for Israel's Dani G. Waldman.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Trotting up in style: Belgium's Jerome Guery and Quel Homme de Hus looking handsome.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Daniel Deusser's Killer Queen showed off for the Germans, living up to her name.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. As did Kamil Papousek's Warness for the Czech Republic.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. Denmark's Andreas Schou looking chic with Darc de Lux...

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. ... while France went for the sporty look. Here Penelope Leprevost with Vancouver de Lanlore.

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping. All dressed up for the big occasion: Koki Saito for host nation Japan with the beautiful Chilensky.



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