World Equestrian Games
September 26, 2010 by staff
World Equestrian Games, Team USA took the first gold medals of the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, in front of the competition prevailing in a massive 15.5 points in Belgium. America have won this title since the sport was introduced at the World Games for 12 years.
Team member Tom McCutcheon (Arsenal Nite Special) said: “I do not think ever a team so special like this again. We have the most impressive group of horses.”
In the press conference, a German journalist size-IST little doubt the greatest physicist of some members of Team USA, in contrast to other athletes. “What I can say,” joked Chef Team team, which brought heavy equipment for a heavyweight fight. ”
Flared Shaun was the best team, which has a “sweet” ride in luxury RC Paso to finish at 227 – three points ahead of Italian Stefano Massignan.
Belgium was on the podium for the first time in the Games of the World. Cira Baeck cycling team, said: “We are just a small country and we were hoping for fifth place at best dream and bronze. To get money, well, I can not believe. Maybe it will sink in the morning, when we got our medals – and headaches ”
Italy, in third place for the third consecutive WEG, despondent look and admitted: “We are tired of finishing third.” They have individual hopes, although Stefano least.
The British team did not finish as expected – in ninth place. Doug Allen and Francesca Sternberg were pleased with the performance of their horses today, but both had small errors. After the last runner who was in fifth position, but fell to ninth from 14 teams including Canada, Germany, Brazil and the Netherlands constantly exceeded.
Having finished outside the top 15, our drivers do not automatically qualify for the individual final. But they have another chance in the future consolation competition, where they must finish among the top five.
For full report and pictures of the team competition is not lost reigning Horse & Hound September 30
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