EQUESTRIAN: British sweep Eventing in World Equestrian Games

The worst of the weather has passed and competition resumed at the World Equestrian Games at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina with the Eventing program on Monday.

Great Britain was the big winner in what used to be called the Three-Day Event, winning both the individual gold with Rosalind Canter, but also the team title!

Canter had the second-best score coming out of Dressage, had no faults in Cross Country and was one of only three riders to have no faults in Jumping to pass Germany’s Ingrid Klimke for the gold medal. Ireland’s Padraig McCarthy also had a perfect jumping record and ended up second, with Klimke third by 0.1 points. It was the first win in the event for a British rider since 2006.

The British quartet of Canter, Piggy French, Tom McEwen and Gemma Tattersall won the team title with 88.8 points, well clear of Ireland (93.0) and France (99.8). It was the first British win in the event since 2010, but the sixth overall, more than any other nation.

The remaining schedule (as planned) of the medal sessions:

∙ Jumping:
21 September Team Competition
23 September Individual Competition

∙ Driving:
23 September Team and Individual

∙ Vaulting:
19 September Team Freestyle Final
20 September Pas-de-Deux Final
23 September Freestyle Finals for Men, Women, Squad

NBC has extensive coverage of the WEG, weather permitting, on NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Olympic Channel; the schedule is here. Look for results here. Summaries so far:

World Equestrian Games
Mill Spring, North Carolina (USA) ~ 11-23 September 2018
(Full results here)

Dressage/Grand Prix Special: 1. Isabell Werth (GER, on Bella Rose), 86.246; 2. Laura Graves (USA, on Verdades), 81.717; 3. Charlotte Dujardin (GBR, on Mount St. John Freestyle), 81.489; 4. Sonke Rothenberger (GER), 81.277; 5. Patrik Kittel (SWE), 79.726; 6. Kasey Perry-Glass (USA), 78.541; 7. Edward Gal (NED), 77.751; 8. Juliette Ramel (SWE), 77.751.

Dressage/Grand Prix Freestyle: cancelled.

Dressage/Team: 1. Germany (von Bredlow-Warndl, Schneider, Rothenberger, Werth), 242.950; 2. United States (Steffen Peters, Adrienne Lyle, Kasey Perry-Glass, Laura Graves), 233.136; 3. Great Britain (Wilson, Faurie, Hester, Dujardin), 229.628; 4. Sweden, 229.456; 5. Netherlands, 223.664; 6. Spain, 220.186; 7. Denmark, 216.584; 8. Australia, 210.016.

Eventing: 1. Rosalind Canter (GBR, on Allstar B), 24.6 points; 2. Padraig McCarthy (IRL, on Mr. Chunky), 27.2; 3. Ingrid Klimke (GER, on SAP Hale Bob OLD), 27.3; 4. Andrew Hoy (AUS), 29.8; 5. Sarah Ennis (IRL), 30.3; 6. Thibaut Vallette (FRA), 30.8; 7. Astier Nicolas (FRA), 31.2; 8. Tim Price (NZL), 31.2. Also: 13. Phillip Dutton (USA), 34.0; … 25. Lynn Symansky (USA), 40.3.

Eventing/Team: 1. Great Britain (Piggy French, Tom McEwen, Rosalind Canter, Gemma Tattersall), 88.8; 2. Ireland (Sam Watson, Cathal Daniels, Padraig McCarthy, Saran Ennis), 93.0; 3. France (Donatien Schauly, Maxime Livio, Thibaut Vallette, Sidney Dufresne), 99.8; 4. Japan, 113.9; 5. Germany, 118.2; 6. Australia, 135.8; 7. New Zealand, 142.2; 8. United States (William Coleman, Boyd Martin, Lynn Symansky, Phillip Dutton), 145.0.

Reining: 1. Bernard Fonck (BEL, on What a Wave), 227.0; 2. Daniel Huss (USA, on Ms Dreamy), 226.5; 3. Cade McCutcheon (USA, on Custom Made Gun), 225.0; 4. Joao Andrade C.S. Lacerda (BRA), 225.0; 5. Manuel Cortesi (ITA), 224.5; 6. Martin Muhlstatter (AUT), 224.5; 7. Thiago Boechat (BRA), 223.0; 8. Grischa Ludwig (GER), 222.5. Also: 18. Casey Dreary (USA), 219.0; 19. Jordan Larson (USA), 215.0.

Reining/Team: 1. United States (Casey Deary, Cade McCutcheon, Daniel Huss, Jordan Larson), 681.0; 2. Belgium (Verschuren, Poels, Baeck, Fonck), 671.5; 3. Germany (Ludwig, Suchting, Schoeller, Schumacher), 666.5; 4. Austria, 666.0; 5. Brazil, 664.5.