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August 27, 2012

U.S. Team Finishes Fourth At Longines FEI World Endurance Championship

The U.S. endurance team made a strong showing at the Longines FEI World Endurance Championship, held Aug. 25 at Euston Park in Newmarket, Suffolk, England. The team finished in fourth place with a combined time of 24:45:00.

Valerie Kanavy was the first to finish of the U.S. squad. She and Reach For The Gold placed 20th with a time of 8:00:06. Jeremy Reynolds and A Kutt Above finished in 21st place with a time of 08:00:09, while Heather Reynolds and Riverwatch finished in 36th place on 08:44:45. John Crandell III’s Heraldic did not pass the mandatory re-check at vet check 5.

Riding as an individual, Margaret “Meg” Sleeper and Syrocco Reveille finished in 11th place with a time of 07:49:11.

The United Arab Emirates claimed team gold and all three individual medals. France won team silver and Oman won team bronze. HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum rode Madji du Pont to individual gold, followed by his teammates HE Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum on Yamamah and Ali Khalfan Al Jahouri on Vendaval in silver and bronze position, respectively.

 
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