On a mid-week day with an attendance of 31, 026 at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Edward Gal and his mount Moorlands Totilas won the individual gold for the Netherlands in the Dressage World Championships presented by Alltech.
Great Britain’s Laura Bechtolsheimer on Mistral Hojris secured the silver medal.
Steffen Peters medaled for the United States, taking bronze. It is believed that this marks the first US individual dressage medal in a world championship.
For Peters, the win was extra meaningful considering his brush with the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he ended up taking fourth.
Final Results- Grand Prix Special
Individual - 1, Edward Gal (Moorlands Totilas) NED 85.708; 2, Laura Bechtolsheimer (Mistral Hojris) GBR, 81.708; 3, Steffen Peters (Ravel) USA 78.542.
FULL RESULTS at www.alltechfeigames.com/results
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Edward Gal (DUTCH):
Photo Caption: Edward Gal (NED) celebrated his individual gold medal win on Moorlands Totilas at the Dressage World Championships presented by Alltech at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Credit: Dirk Caremans