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World Equestrian Games

September 7, 2014

Dubbeldam Takes World Games Gold, Madden Gets Another Bronze

Sept. 7—Caen, France 

Five days of competition, nine rounds of jumping, and in the end the individual championship at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games came down to the smallest of margins.

Just a single time fault separated gold from silver, with the Netherlands’ Jeroen Dubbeldam getting the top spot on the podium and hometown favorite Patrice Delaveau looking up at him. Beezie Madden helped the U.S. team win bronze earlier in the week, and she added another bronze from this year’s Games to her collection.

September 7, 2014

Exell Gets Another World Games Driving Title, Weber Earns Silver

Caen, France—Sept. 7

Often the cones phase is filled with penalties and leaderboard switches, but at today’s conclusion of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games combined driving event, the top nine finished the overall competition in the same ranking as when they ended the marathon phase. Boyd Exell took individual gold, while U.S. driver Chester Weber earned silver and Theo Timmerman bronze for the Netherlands.

September 6, 2014

Exell Takes Post Marathon Lead, Weber Second At World Games

Caen, France—Sept. 6 

Australian driver Boyd Exell came into the marathon at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games concerned that the course was too easy. He also was worried about the unusual gravel footing at each hazard, so he swapped out his normal carriage wheels for the ones he uses during indoor competition.

September 6, 2014

Twenty-Nine Horses Set To Compete On Day 4 Of World Games Show Jumping

The ground jury accepted all 29 show jumpers presented at this morning’s veterinary inspection for the third competition. Sören Pedersen’s Third-ranked Tailormade Esperanza de Rebel was held initially, then passed on reinspection.

Four qualified entries, Kent Farrington, Christian Ahlmann, Ludger Beerbaum and Yann Candele, opted not to continue in the competition, leaving room for a few show jumpers further down the list to join the order of go.

September 6, 2014

Medical Update On Injured World Games Riders

Costa Rican rider Claudia Romero Chacon, who was injured in a fall on Aug. 28 during the endurance competition at the Alltech FEI World Games, underwent surgery for fractures and internal injuries on the day of the accident. She is recovering in hospital and is expected she will be discharged within a week. Her husband Juan Diego has recorded an audio message from his wife thanking everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

September 5, 2014

Weber Continues His Driven Dressage Hot Streak At World Games

Caen, France—Sept. 5 

Even though he’d just taken the lead, Boyd Exell wasn’t happy with the score he earned during his driven dressage test this morning. He knew who was coming. 

That “who” is Chester Weber, a notoriously strong dressage driver. And Weber's impressive tearm trotted into the ring this afternoon and did what everyone expected them to do, laying down a score of 32.21 penalties for the lead. Australia’s Exell isn’t far behind him on 35.51.

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