In the lead after the dressage phase at the Katydid CDE in Windsor, South Carolina, Australian Gavin Robson driving Spring Lake Farm’s Dutch harness horses is one step closer to representing his country at the 2010 Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games. The Ohio based driver will not have to travel far, and has had the advantage of competing at the Kentucky Horse Park the past two years finishing 5th this year in a large field of four in hand WEG hopefuls. Fellow Aussie Boyd Exell based Leicester, Great Britain is the leading four in hand driver internationally in 2009 having won Aachen and FEI Driving World Cup Final, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Robson’s dressage score topped a field of five entries with a score of 55.17 penalty points in front of international judges headed by Dr. Franz Vetter from Germany and head of the ground Jury. Second was Keady Cadwell who has been one of USA’s top pairs drivers, now driving a team.