All passed with one exception. Wilson Groves UVM Worthy was deemed unfit to compete. No doubt this is very disappointing for Wilson, and hopefully the issue is not serious. He took it in stride, saying “it happens.”
The briefing was at 3:30 and was followed by an actual draw for starting order for the USEF Singles Championship class. All the competitors stayed to watch as each driver was called up and asked to pick a special brass plaque and turn it over to see the number on the back which was their starting order for dressage.
Dressage is now underway. The mornings in Aiken are very chilly and it rained last night. It is still overcast, so we are hoping that the sun will come out later and warm things up. It has started to drizzle, and the judges and scribes are very cold in their booths.