German Rider Holds Steady at the Top in Eventing


In another record-breaking attendance day at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games with 50,818 spectators, Michael Jung (GER) on La Biosthetique-Sam maintained his lead Saturday in the cross country phase of eventing.  

The rest of the pack, however, shifted with William Fox-Pitt (GBR) moving into second place on Cool Mountain and Rebecca Holder (USA) in third place on Courageous Comet.

Iman du Golfe, horse # 73 (ITA), was injured at fence 20. The horse was treated for a deep laceration over the left elbow region, with x-rays showing no fractures but a bone chip. Iman du Golfe is currently resting comfortably at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, where attending vets believe he will make a full recovery.

Eventing will conclude Sunday afternoon with the jumping phase.

Combined Results- Eventing Dressage and Cross Country
Individual - 1, Michael Jung (La Biosthetique-Sam FBW) GER 33.0; 2, William Fox-Pitt (Cool Mountain) GBR, 42.00; 3, Rebecca Holder (Courageous Comet) USA 42.50.
Team - 1, Great Britain 139.40; 2, USA 143.30; 3, Canada 147.50; 4, New Zealand 150.80
FULL RESULTS at www.alltechfeigames.com/results      

Audio interviews are available for free download via the link below:
Michael Jung 1st (English):
http://www.lloydbell.co.uk/access/client_zone/michael%20Jung%20xc%20%20react.mp3

Michael Jung 1st (German):  
http://www.lloydbell.co.uk/access/client_zone/michael%20Jung%20xc%20%20react.mp3

William Fox-Pitt 2nd:
http://www.lloydbell.co.uk/access/client_zone/Will%20F-P.mp3

Becky Holder 3rd:  
http://www.lloydbell.co.uk/access/client_zone/Becky%20Holder%20XC%20react.mp3

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

Photo Caption: Michael Jung (GER) held onto his position as leader in Saturday’s cross country eventing test at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Credit: Dirk Caremans




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