WEG Resumes with Jumping, Vaulting

The Alltech Federation Equestre Internationale World Equestrian Games (WEG) resumed today in Normandy, France as the jumpers and vaulters got their first chance to compete at the event.
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The Alltech Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games resumed today in Normandy, France as the jumpers and vaulters got their first chance to compete at the event.

Jumping: Sensational Win for Young Irishman Allen as French Top Early Team Standings

In a sensational start to the jumping championships, Ireland’s teenage star Bertram Allen won the opening speed leg with a brilliant performance from Molly Malone V. The 19-year-old, who hails from County Wexford but is based in Munster, Germany and is coached by German ace Marcus Ehning, set a super-fast target when 40th to go in the field of 153 starters. And despite their best efforts, the world’s leading riders simply couldn’t match the time achieved by the young Irishman and his lovely grey mare.

French rider Patrice Delaveau lined up second with Orient Express HDC, securing pole position for the host country in the team rankings going into tomorrow’s second test, while Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet and Conrad de Hus finished third ahead of America’s Beezie Madden on Cortes C.

The Top 10 after today’s opening competition reads like a “who’s who” of the sport, with 2011 FEI European champion Rolf-Goran Bengtsson (SWE) filling fifth with Casall Ask, world number 9 Penelope Leprevost from France in sixth with Flora de Mariposa, and this year’s Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping champions, Daniel Deusser and Cornet D’Amour from Germany, slotting into seventh place

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