Great Britain’s Lee Pearson celebrated historic gold individual and team medals at Thursday’s Para-Dressage World Championships at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Great Britain moved into history books Thursday night as the very first para-dressage team gold recipient in World Equestrian Games history. The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, mark the first World Equestrian Games to include the para-dressage discipline in the world championship competition.
Audio interview - Lee Pearson (GBR)
Team and Individual Gold:
Results- Para Dressage Individual Tests:
Grade Ia Individual – 1, Sophie Christiansen (Rivaldo of Berkeley) GBR 76.100; 2, Anne Dunham (Teddy) GBR 73.200; 3, Emma Sheardown (Purdy’s Dream) GBR 71.900.
Grade 1b Individual – 1, Lee Pearson GBR 76.435; 2, Ricky Balshaw GBR 72.870; 3, Jens Lasse Dokkan NOR, Stinna Tange Kaastrup DEN 70.174.
Grade II Individual – 1, Petra Van de Sande (Toscane) NED 69.238; 2, Britta Napel (Aquilina 3) GER 67.905; 3, Caroline Cecilie Nielsen (Rostorn’s Hatim-Tinn) DEN 67.238.
Team – 1, Great Britain 440.376; 2, Germany 420.337; 3, Denmark 418.389.
Driving competition also got underway Thursday with the dressage test. US favorite Chester Weber and defending world champion Ijsbrand Chardon of the Netherlands went head to head, scoring the same marks and creating great anticipation for the continuation of competition Friday.
Meanwhile, vaulting competition continued in the Alltech Indoor Arena with freestyle male and female individuals,shifting up the lead positions. Simone Wiegele of Germany and Patric Looser of Switerland moved into gold medal position.
Vaulting Individual Round 1 Total:
Female Individual Round 1 Total (following freestyle) – 1, Simone Wiegele (GER) 8,344; 2, Joanne Eccles (GBR) 8,274; 3, Antje Hill (GER) 8,121; 4, Christa Kristofics-Binder (AUT) 8,050; 4, Mary McCormick (USA) 8,050.
Male Individual Round 1 Total (following freestyle) – 1, Patric Looser (SUI) 8,524; 2, Nicolas Andreani (FRA) 8,405; 3, Kai Vorberg (GER) 8,366; 4, Gero Meyer (GER) 8,288; 5, Stefan Csandl (AUT) 8,264.
Driving – Dressage Test:
Individual – 1, Ijsbrand Chardon (NED) 35,97; 1, Chester Weber (USA) 35,97; 3, Theo Timmerman (NED) 40,19; 4, Christoph Sandmann (GER) 40,58; 5, Tomas Eriksson (SWE) 50,30.
Team – 1, Netherlands 76.16; 2, United States of America 87.94; 3, Germany 103.04; 4, Canada 144.26.
FULL RESULTS at www.alltechfeigames.com/results
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