Hi Emily, McLain and HH Azur (Annie) are one of my favorite pairs. They were great together in Rio for the Olympics but they were amazing in the World Cup final. McLain is an amazing rider and I think he showed that in Omaha.
I think he was able to make a place in this competition and he was able to show what he was capable of !! I like the World Cup Finals, it allows riders and horses to surpass themselves! Often couples emerge stronger after this type of big event! We'll have to keep an eye on McLain and his horse !!