2018 WEG Para-Dressage: Day 1 of Team Tests in the Books

The French riders completed their team tests and hold the lead after Day 1, but the Dutch and British teams still have riders left to ride and will look to overtake the leaders on Day 2.

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In the Grade V team test Sophie Wells (GBR) and C Fatal Attraction scored a personal best of 77.233%, the highest score of the day and just a fraction off the world record. | Photo: FEI/Christophe Tanire

The Netherlands is taking control of the team competition at the Adequan Para-Dressage at the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018, underway at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, in Mill Spring, North Carolina.

With three of its four riders in the arena today, the Dutch is currently on a score of 150.038 (with the lowest score of the day not included) and has its Grade III world champion Rixt van der Horst still to ride Friday. With all the French riders having competed today, they finished up with a maximum total score of 199.998.

Denmark and Great Britain are close behind the Dutch with scores in the mid-140s and both have two more riders to go, setting Friday’s second and deciding day of the competition up to be a real thriller

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