World Pony Driving Championships - Dutch Lead Teams after Marathon
Saturday, September 28, 2019
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FEI WORLD DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR PONIES 2019 - ASZÁR KISBER, HUNGARY | DRIVING PONIES | PONY NEWS
The Dutch team managed to hold onto their lead for a gold medal after performing strongly today in the marathon at the World Championships for pony driving in Kisbér-Ászár. No less than five dutch drivers are in the running for a medal as cones driving looms tomorrow.
The German course designer Josef Middendorf designed eight long obstacles for the 98 World Championship competitors. The tempo was very high and drivers took risks leading to some trouble throughout the day. The sixth obstacle, the water, gave the most problems as the concrete footing became slippery which resulted in two ponies falling. After this incident the obstacle was taken out of the competition for the four-in-hand ponies.
The Netherlands holds the lead in the team classification, but Germany has inched closer by. Tomorrow the first driver will enter the arena at 9:00 to drive cones and late afternoon the new Champions will be crowned.