TOKYO, Japan--The U.S. Eventing Team has passed the First Horse Inspection at the Equestrian Park in Tokyo, Japan, with all four combinations accepted by the Ground Jury consisting of President Nick Burton (GBR), Christina Klingspor (SWE), and Jane Hamlin (USA).
Competition will begin tomorrow, July 30, at 8:30 a.m. JST/7:30 p.m. EDT.
The team is comprised of Phillip Dutton of West Grove, Pa., and Z, Boyd Martin of Cochranville, Pa., and Tsetserleg, Doug Payne of Beaumont, N.C., and Vandiver, and traveling reserve Tamie Smith of Murrieta, Calif., and Mai Baum.
Payne and Vandiver will lead the team off in the starting order with a ride time at 8:42 a.m. JST / 7:42 p.m. EDT, while Dutton and Z will represent the team at 6:00 p.m. JST / 5:00 a.m. EDT on Friday as well.
Martin and Tsetserleg will anchor the team and are scheduled to contest the dressage phase on Saturday, July 31 at 9:28 a.m. JST / 8:28 p.m. EDT.