Glorious Team Gold for Denmark in the FEI Dressage World Championships
Sunday, August 7, 2022
The host nation's Nanna Merrald Rasmussen (Blue Hors Zack), Carina Cassøe Krüth (Heiline’s Danciera), Daniel Bachmann Andersen (Marshall-Bell) and Cathrine Laudrup-Dufour (Vamos Amigos) claimed Team gold on home ground at the ECCO FEI World Championships in Herning, Denmark this evening.
After impressive recent results the Danes were always favourites to take the title for their country for the very first time. But Team Great Britain pushed them all the way, taking silver with a score of 234.223, just 1.228 percentage points behind the winners, while the 12-time champions from Germany claimed the bronze.
In a hard-fought battle to the very end it was the highest score of 81.863% posted by Laudrup-Dufour that finally clinched it.
Team Sweden just missed out on the medals when coming in fourth ahead of The Netherlands in fifth and USA in sixth place. The top six nations have now qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The top 30 athlete/horse combinations go through to tomorrow’s individual Grand Prix Special.
More to follow...