A massive crowd gathered on the hill this morning to watch the competitors that are still in the running for the Rolex Trophy present their horses to the ground jury for the second and final time. Thirty-two horses completed cross-country yesterday, but only twenty-seven will show jump this afternoon. Marilyn Little-Meredith withdrew Raylyn Farms' RF Rovano Rex before the jog began; likewise, Sara Kozumplik withdrew her own and Edith Rameika's Manolo Blahnik. Team Express Syndicate's Slate River was held, and his rider Heather Morris opted not to represent. Both of Michael Pollard's mounts were held. Michael's wife Nathalie's Icarus was withdrawn, and Michael, Nathalie, and Sher Schwartz's Wonderful Will passed on reinspection. Barb Crabo's Eveready was held but sadly not accepted upon reinspection. In reverse order of standing, competitors will tackle Richard Jeffrey's (GBR) show jumping course in the main Rolex arena beginning at 12:45 p.m.
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Leslie Threlkeld/USEA Photos