Wins Five Medals In Final Weekend Of WEG
Wylde and the 11-year-old Holsteiner mare, Fein Cera (Landadel
x Cera, by Cor de la Bryere), became the first U.S. participants
to win a medal in jumping at the World Equestrian Games when they
took the Bronze Medal with 12 total faults accumulated in the
individual competition held Sunday, September 22, in Jerez de
la Frontera, Spain.
top four riders of the jumping competition came back on Sunday
to go head-to-head for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. The
riders switched mounts until each rider had ridden all four horses.
Wylde's Fein Cera topped the other horses, receiving only 3 total
faults in the four rounds of competition. Lennon Dermott of Ireland
ended the day with 4 faults to take the Gold Medal and Navet Eric
of France had 8 faults for the Silver Medal.
the debut of Reining at the World Equestrian Games, it came as
no surprise that the U.S. team brought home the Gold Medal with
a total score of 657.5. The team was made up of Tom McCutcheon
riding George Shifrin's Conquistador Whiz (Quarter Horse: Topsail
Whiz x Sugarita Chex, by Bueno Chex), Scott McCutcheon riding
the Inwhizable Partners owned, Inwhizable (Quarter Horse: Topsail
Whiz x Angels Rosie, by Mr Gold), Shawn Flarida riding Mike Harper's
San Jo Freckles (Quarter Horse: San Jo Lena - Colonel Lil Pistol,
by Colonel Freckles), and Craig Schmersal riding Tidal Wave Jack
(Quarter Horse: Hollywood Macho Jac x Tidal Mist Cody, by Lance
Cody) owned by the BS Syndicate. Canada won the Silver Medal with
a score of 650 and Italy took the Bronze Medal with a total of
surprise of the Reining competition came when Flarida and San
Jo Freckles bested teammate Tom McCutcheon and Conquistador Whiz
with a score of 221.5 to take the Gold Medal. McCutcheon scored
219, leaving him in a tie with Canada's Shawna Sapergia. A run-off
was held to determine the Silver and Bronze Medals and McCutcheon
came out on top with a score of 219 to take the Silver. Sapergia's
run was worth 216.5, sending the Bronze Medal to Canada.
U.S. Driving Team of James Fairclough, S. Tucker Johnson, and
Chester Weber, went clean in the cones phase of the driving competition
to end with a total score of 286.52 penalties, giving them the
Silver Medal. This is the best finish for a U.S. Four-In-Hand
team at a World Championship competition. The Gold Medal went
to The Netherlands with an accumulative score of 275.01 and the
Bronze went to Germany with 291.54.
team included Baccarate (Dutch Warmblood), Calemera (Swedish Warmblood:
Falleur x Cara Mia), Charmeur (Swedish Warmblood: Falleur x Charisma),
Cooper (German Warmblood: Coronat x Hanka), Crabat (Swedish Warmblood:
Magritte x Camilla) and Markurel (Swedish Warmblood: Maraton x
Excella). Johnson's team was made up of Aberdann (Hannoverian:
Acapulco x Suna), Arivano (Holsteiner: Anthony's Dream xx x Jeja),
Black Magic 13 (Oldenburg: Lortzing x Alpha), Circuit Hero (Holsteiner:
Caletto I x Rena), Espry (Hessen: Einsatz LDB x Harmonie) and
Guido 9. Weber's team included Adrian W (Dutch Warmblood: Adaarts
x Nicolientje), Jamaica (Dutch Warmblood: Cambridge Cole x Welkom),
Maximo W (Holsteiner: Alcatraz x Radona), Rolex W (Dutch Warmblood:
Larix x Dorena), Palle (Danish Warmblood) and Goofy (Dutch Warmblood).
United States ended with 8 medals overall, second only to Germany
who finished with 9.
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jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines
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