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Wales Win Mounted Games World Team Championships

After four qualifying competitions Wales emerged victorious at the World Mounted Games Team Championships at Kentucky Horse park, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

Champions in England in 2002, they were pre-match favourites. The team of Christian Jones, Alex Jones, Boo Price, Jo Dale and Huw Whitney - trained by Clive Jones - were pushed to the final race by France, who took the silver medal position by just one point, finishing on 58.

England (Choc Adcock, Elaine Trevor-Jones, Richard Pringuer, Ross Elliott and Vicky Thomas - trained by Alastair Elliott finished with the bronze medal on a score of 52. The home team of USA were fifth one point behind Canada - World Champions in 2001 - who were fourth. Both Canada and USA had the adavntage of using their own ponies with all overseas riders using borrowed ponies.

In total 14 teams from throughout the world travelled to Kentucky.

Scotland finished ahead in the runner up final.

Full results

Grand Final:

1. Wales 59
2. France 58
3. England 52
4. Canada 49
5. U.S.A. 48
6. Ireland 42
7. Germany 25

Runner Up Final:

1. Scotland 61
2. Northern Ireland 56
3. South Africa 52
4. Australia 50
5. Norway 40
6. Denmark 38
7. New Zealand 36


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