In the individual jumping final, Mr. Medicott jumped with plenty of power and scope for a clear round. Karen's experience, skill and finesse produced a fluid round, moving the pair up 7 places to finish 9th in the individual standings.
Karen and Mr. Medicott show the world how it's done in the show jumping this morning. A foot perfect round moved them up to 16th place, qualifying them to go on and jump again in the individual medal round on their score of 53.8.
Team USA finished the competition in 7th place. Medals went to Germany - Gold, Great Britain - Silver, and New Zealand - Bronze.
Karen and Mr. Medicott had a beautiful trip round the cross country course with no jump penalties and 5.6 time penalties. They end the day with 53.8 total and are tied for 24th place in the individual standings.
Phillip Dutton is in 12th place with 47.1, Boyd Martin is in 26th with 54.3, Tiana Coudray had a runout and some time added to finish with 77.6, and Will Coleman had a stop and some time added to finish with 82.7.
Team USA (155.2) moves up to 5th place at the completion of the cross country phase. Germany (124.7) leads the team competition followed by Great Britain (130.2), Sweden (131.4) and New Zealand (133.4).
Dressage day is complete. It was an interesting day with some unexpected results....
Individual dressage scores for Team USA:
Phillip Dutton and Mystery Whisper - 44.3 19th
Will Coleman and Twizzel - 46.3 26th
Karen O'Connor and Mr. Medicott - 48.2 29th
Boyd Martin and Otis Barbotiere - 50.7 36th
Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister - 52.0 42nd
The current leader on the individual scoreboard is Oiwa Yoshiaki and Noonday De Conde from Japan....with a score of 38.10.
Going into cross country day, Germany leads the team competition with a score of 119.1. Australia is second with 122.10, followed by Great Britain with 127.
The United States is 7th -- 19.7 points out of first with 138.8.
Karen and Mr. Medicott score 48.2 in the dressage. After the first day, they stand in 9th as the highest placed American pair.
From The Chronicle of the Horse:
"It’s the first time I’ve ridden a horse that’s already been to an Olympic Games," Karen said after her ride. "There's an air about the horse of confidence and a ‘been there, done that’ temperament. But having said that, I had to make him my own ride, and that’s been a journey for me and Mr. Medicott for the last eight months."
Other North American rides on Saturday and Sunday:
Boyd Martin and Otis Barbotiere (USA) -- 10:00am local (5am ET)
Michelle Mueller and Amistad (CAN) -- 10:40am local (5:40am ET)
Karen O'Connor and Mr. Medicott (USA) -- 12:08pm local (7:08am ET)
Hawley Bennett-Awad and Gin & Juice (CAN) -- 1:02pm local (8:02am ET)
Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister (USA) -- 3:18pm local (10:18am ET)
Peter Barry and Kilrodan Abbott (CAN) -- 4:12pm local (11:12am ET)
Will Coleman and Twizzel (USA) -- 11:20am local (6:20am ET)
Jessica Phoenix and Exponential (CAN) -- 12:00pm local (7:00am ET)
Phillip Dutton and Mystery Whisper (USA) -- 2:38pm (9:38am ET)
Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master (CAN) -- 3:18pm local (10:18am ET)
Full list of dressage order of go and times:
Eventing Nation reports that Team USA was the first team to jog at the London Olympics and all five horses passed!