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2010 WEG Show Jumping

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Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 9

The stage is set for tonight's show jumping final four, and it should be an interesting night, indeed. Four riders from very different parts of the world, on four horses with very different styles, prevailed over five rounds of jumping to qualify to jump for individual medals in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 6

The U.S. team got off to a remarkably good start in the show jumping competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games when Mario Deslauriers and McLain Ward placed first and second in the speed leg and put the team in first. Their case of four-faultitis dropped them to third, but still within striking distance for a medal. 

But tonight, it all fell apart. 

Lexington, Ky.—Oct. 6

With the scores as tight as they were going into the team final for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games show jumping gold, there was no room for error. And Germany made no errors, putting three clean rounds on the books to clinch the title.

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Oct. 5 Lexington, Ky.

The U.S. riders caught a poorly timed case of that dreaded show jumping plague, the four-faultitis, today at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. No American rider put a clear round on the board, and they dropped from first to third. “None of our rubs went our way today,” said McLain Ward.

Lexington, Ky., Oct. 5

U.S. show jumping hopes were dashed somewhat today. At the end of the morning session of the first round of the Nations Cup of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the U.S. team hadn’t put a clean round on the board and had dropped from first to fourth. Germany (9.80) has taken over the lead, with Canada (12.93) second and Brazil (13.49) in third. The U.S. team now has 14.69 faults to their name.

Officials from the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have announced an additional afternoon session to the Jumping World Championships on Oct. 6, due to the large number of entries in the team final competition.

Ticketholders for the evening session will be able to use their ticket for additional entry into the afternoon session from 1-5 p.m. For more information, go to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games website.

There are five total show jumping rounds at the World Equestrian Games. The first three rounds determine the team placing. Yesterday’s Round 1 was Table C format (speed round, with faults converted into seconds.) The following two rounds are Nations Cup format (Table A, no jump off) the first of which takes place Tuesday, Oct. 5. Individuals not part of a team compete in the first of these, but not the second. 

The top 30 riders from Round 1 and the first Nations Cup round advance to the individual competition.

Lexington, Ky., Oct. 4

George Morris held a U.S. team meeting yesterday, and in it, he advised his riders to walk the speed leg course Conrad Homfeld set for today, consider their horses, and make a plan to win.

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