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4 The cross country course although big, was well build and the footing just perfect which encouraged horses to jump well – the statistics seeing 13 round’s clear on both time and jumping penalties and another 35 jumping clear but incurring time penalties. 21 horses did not finish. German Michael Jung was still leading on his dressage score of 33.00, second place to English rider William 3 Fox-Pitt on his dressage score 42.00 and Rebecca Holder, individual rider for USA, moved into third on 42.50 The very first rider out on Saturday, Britain’s Nicola penalties adding just 3.2 time penalties to her dressage Wilson riding Opposition Buzz, jumped clear and fast score. England went to the lead in the teams competition giving a boost to all the riders’ confidence. Several on 139.40 penalties from the USA on 143.30 thanks problems followed with a number of eliminations and to the two Australians (now riding for the USA) – Boyd withdrawals including Australia’s big hope Paul Tapner Martin and Phillip Dutton - in their team who both jumped who was jumping a super clear fast round to fence super clear rounds. Canada was lying in third position on number 13 when his horse Inonothing started to favour 147.50 just ahead of New Zealand on 150.80 penalties. his left hind leg. Paul dismounted and retired as his horse Then came Germany, Ireland, Belgium, France and Japan was taken to the horse hospital for treatment. It seemed all still in the team competition. Australia along with that he may have caught a stifle on a previous jump. Sweden, Italy, Brazil and South Africa were eliminated. Second out for Australia was Peter Atkins riding Henry More bad news for the Australian Eventing team on Jota Hampton who jumped a clear round a little slow Sunday morning. Sonja Johnson’s horse, Ringwould adding just 2.80 time penalties to his dressage score of Jaguar, was withdrawn due to a splinter lodging into his 61.80 for a total of 64.60 in 34th place. right hind leg during the cross country phase on Saturday, the piece of wood causing an infection. Olympic gold medallist Stuart Tinney was next out riding the grey Vettori, the pair jumped a picture perfect clear Course designer Richard Jeffery from England designed round finishing just one second over the time allowed so a technical course of 16 obstacles for the third and finishing on 47.6 penalties and in 13th placing. final phase of the eventing. The time allowed was tight causing riders to make many mistakes. First out for Chris Burton was next out riding Holstein Park Leilani. Australia was Chris Burton, he had a rail down at fence 5 They started strongly but a stop at the first water and a and added 4 time penalties to finish with 8 penalties and stop at the Walnut Hill Corner added 40 penalties plus an overall total of 121.10 penalties. 20.8 time penalties for a total of 113.10 and in 51st placing. Peter Atkins jumped a super clear round and finished on his overnight total of 64.60 penalties. Sonja Johnson riding the 19 year young Ringwould Jaguar jumped a clear round but a little slow to add 7.6 time Stuart Tinney rode the most perfect showjumping clear penalties to their dressage score for 56.40 and in 26th round aboard Vettori to also finish on his overnight total placing. of 47.60 penalties and 8th place in the Individual World Championship. Congratulations to Stuart on such a Now with Paul out of the team, Australia needed a solid fantastic result. score from Sam Griffiths and Happy Times. The pair started well then had a lucky escape at fence 5 when The Gold medal went to Michael Jung from Germany, Happy Times managed to jump from a super deep spot, the Silver to England’s William Fox-Pitt finishing and the then had a refusal at the brush corner fence 7, followed Bronze to New Zealander Andrew Nicholson. In the Teams by a fall at the corner of the Wishing Well fence number championship England won the Gold, Canada the Silver 8 so elimination and the Australian team out of the and New Zealand the Bronze. competition. 45


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