Thursday, May. 23, 2024

2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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Often the cones phase is filled with penalties and leaderboard switches. But at today’s conclusion of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games driving event, the top nine finished the overall competition in the same placing as when they ended the marathon phase. Boyd Exell took individual gold, while U.S. rider Chester Weber was silver and Theo Timmerman bronze.
Boyd Exell takes the driving lead from U.S. driver Chester Weber on marathon day, but there's still one phase to go.
If you’re looking at the scores from today’s jumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, you’ll see Beezie Madden finished second. But starting tomorrow, it’s a whole new game. The top four come back, the scores are wiped, and they all trade horses to fight for individual show jumping medals. How do you prepare for something like that?
The show jumping for today is half over here at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, with 29 riders having just finished their first course on this final individual qualifying day.

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U.S. rider Beezie Madden leads the way on Day 4 of show jumping—she'll be last of 29 in the ring.
Endurance rider Claudia Romero Chacon is recovering from a broken femur and internal injuries in the hospital, while show jumper Tomas Couve Correa has already been released.
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.
The U.S. vaulters continue to have good performances as the competition finishes it's third day.
"I think we handled the pressure really well. Even though we had a bobble, we made a really good recovery, which is difficult to do," Kiernan said. "I think we are going to come back on Friday and do a really good job."

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