Warming up…

A big day for everyone with the official warm-up competition where both the riders and the Organisers tested all the systems in place in front of an enthusiastic Chinese public. For many of the spectators this was the first time they had seen equestrian sport so the excitement was palpable. As for the 30 qualified riders, they showed their maturity and poise as they steered their new equine partners neatly around the course with over half clearing their round. While some of the riders come with considerable familiarity of high profile events, for others this is a whole new experience and coping with their nerves is part of the exercise. But they were all brilliant, so well done to the riders and their wonderful equine partners!

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