First Medals Handed Out at 2014 WEG
The first medals of the Alltech Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games (WEG), currently underway in Normandy, France, were awarded today in the team reining and team dressage competitions, while the para-dressage riders contined their team tests.
Reining: Team USA Reins Supreme
The United States have won their fourth consecutive reining gold medal, followed by Belgium in silver and Austria in bronze, at the end of a second thrilling competition at the Parc des Expositions in Caen today.
After Mandy McCutcheon rode Yellow Jersey (Wimpys Little Step x Ms Clara Melody), owned by her father Tim McQuay, to a score of 224, the United States confirmed their supremacy in the team event established on Monday. On the first competition day, team members Andrea Fappani on Custom Cash Advance had obtained the top score (224) and Jordan Larson, riding HF Mobster, had earned the third best score (221).
The last rider representing the United States was Shawn Flarida. Riding Michel Kimball’s Spooks Gotta Whiz (Spooks Gotta Gun x Prettywhizprettydoes), Flarida performed an outstanding FEI pattern number six and as he concluded his run, the mark of 229.5 appeared on the scoreboard bringing Team USA’s total to
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