Olympic Grand Prix Day 1 in Photos by Lily Forado

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Jessica von Bredow-Werndl of Germany on TSF Dalera at the end of their Olympic Grand Prix ride that was awarded a career high score for Grand Prix. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera performing in the Olympic Grand Prix. Although spectators are banned from the venue, the seats behind the rider contain officials, riders, grooms and support personnel. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Sabine Schut-Kery and Sanceo both totally focused on their Olympic Grand Prix performance that produced a personal best score and automatic entry to the Grand Prix Freestyle for individual medals. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Sabine Schut-Kery and Sanceo. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Two of the seven judges of the Olympic Grand Prix awarded Sabine Schut-Kery of the United States and Sanceo marks above 79% for an overall score that was a personal best. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Cathrine Dufour of Denmark on Bohemian was one of only two combinations to score at least 80% on the first day of the Olympic Grand Prix. © 2021 Ily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

A happy Cathrine Dufour on Bohemian after scoring above 80% in the Grand Prix in the rider’s second Olympics. Cathrine competed Cassidy at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Edward Gal on the flamboyant-moving Total US, the Totilas son only nine years old. The Netherlands adapted to the new rules on clothing, outfitting their riders in bright orange coats. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Charlotte Fry on Everdale in the Olympic Grand Prix. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Sweden’s Therese Nilshagen and Dante Weltino in the Olympic Grand Prix. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Chris von Martels of Canada on Eclips. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com

 

Yvonne Losos De Muñiz of the Dominican Republic and Aquamarijn. © 2021 Lily Forado for dressage-news.com