Americans See Gold and Silver in Reining While Eventing World Championships Begin

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The United States captured both gold and silver individual medals in the Reining World Championships presented by John Deere in the Alltech Arena as part of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

Tom McCutcheon (USA) on Gunner Special Nite took gold with a score of 228.00 while teammate Craig Schmersal scored 223.00 for silver on Mister Montana Nic.  Defending world champion Duane Latimer won bronze with 222.00 for Canada on Dun Playin Tag.  Gold medal favorite Shawn Flarida (USA) missed the medal stand after a disappointing stirrup break.

The Eventing World Championships began Thursday with Dressage with the Germans holding strong to the first, second and fourth spots. Simone Dietermann (GER) secured the first position with Ingrid Klimke (GER) taking second on FRH Butts Abraxxas. William Fox-Pitt (GBR) and Cool Mountain are currently in third.

FULL RESULTS at www.alltechfeigames.com/results      

Audio interviews, including some from the Eventing World Championships which began Thursday, are available for free download via the link below:

Craig Schmersal (USA silver):  
http://www.lloydbell.co.uk/access/client_zone/Craig%20Schmersal-USA%20rein%20SILVER%2030-9.mp3

Eventing leader Simone Deitermann (English):  
http://www.lloydbell.co.uk/access/client_zone/Simone%20Deitermann%20dressage%20reaction%2030-9.mp3

Eventing leader Simone Deitermann (German):  
http://www.lloydbell.co.uk/access/client_zone/Simone%20Deitermann%20DEUTSCH%20eventing%2030-9.mp3

Eventing 3rd William Fox-Pitt:
http://www.lloydbell.co.uk/access/client_zone/William%20F-P%20dressage%20reaction%2030-9.mp3

Further news and details are at www.alltechfeigames.com and www.fei.org.

Photo Caption: Defending world champion Duane Latimer of Canada rounded out the medal podiumat the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, taking home an individual bronze medal. Credit: Dirk Caremans




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