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U.S. Show Jumper Peter Wylde Wins Individual Bronze Medal at the 2002 World Equestrian Games

Jerez de la Frontera, Spain–September 22, 2002 – Peter Wylde of the United States won the Bronze Medal in the individual Show Jumping World Championship on Sunday, the final day of the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.

Lennon Dermott of Ireland was crowned the new World Champion and gave Ireland its first World Championship medal. Eric Navet of France could not repeat his World Champion performance of the 1990 WEG in Stockholm, Sweden and took home the Silver Medal. Fourth place went to Helena Lundback of Sweden.

All four riders started with a clean slate in the Final Four and started the initial round on their own horse. The first to go was Lennon Dermott who went clean on Liscalgot. Helea Lundback was next won Utfors Mynta and incurred the first rail of the day. Eric Navet was third in the line-up and also went clear on Dollar du Murier HTS de Seine.

Wylde, who currently resides in Maastricht, Holland, was aboard Fein Cera, owned by the Fein Cera Group and went clean. The twelve-year-old mare went on to win “Best Horse” of the competition.

In the second round Lundback rode the Irish horse this time and had a rough go with twelve faults. Navet had a rail on the Swedish entry Utfors Mynta. Wylde was third on the French horse and also had a rail. Dermott had the only clear round on Fein Cera.

Navet rode Liscalgot to start the third round and had another rail to post for a total of eight going into the final round. Wylde was next on Utfors Mynta and also posted a rail to tie Navet. Dermott kept his fault-free performance with a clean go on Dollar du Merier HTS de Seine and the best placing going into the final round. Lundback kept all the rails up, but went too slow for three faults on Fein Cera.

Wylde was the first to go in the final round on Liscalgot. If he were to have any chance at the Gold, he needed to go clear. Unfortunately, Wylde received another four faults for a final total of twelve, but it guaranteed him the Bronze. Dermott was next to go on Utfors Mynta and had one rail, but was able to clinch the Gold. Navet rode last and clear on Fein Cera to capture the Silver.

The United States Equestrian Teams won eight medals in six of the seven disciplines. The final tally for the U.S. is three Gold, three Silver and two Bronze, the best U.S. performance at any World Equestrian Games. Only Germany, with nine medals, topped the U.S. performance.

The United States Equestrian Team is a non-profit organization that selects, trains, equips and finances equestrians of the highest possible standard to represent our country in major international competition, including the Olympic Games and the World Championships. To accomplish this, the USET seeks out and nurtures the development of talented athletes - riders, drivers and horses - and provides the support and guidance they need to help them attain their fullest potential. For more information on the USET, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at


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