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1 Boyd had a clear round in the gruelling marathon to points. Holland won the Driving Teams Gold from USA the stay 2.50 penalty points ahead of Chardon, the world Silver and Germany the Bronze medal. Australia with only champion from 2006. In the cone obstacle course he two drivers finished 5th in the teams championship. was clear with just 3.52 time penalties. Being last to go Boyd knew that he had to go clear and that his buffer Para Dressage and Vaulting from the dressage phase would allow him to take a little more time, not make a mistake, and win the World Australia finished 10th in the World Para Dressage Teams Championship Gold. So a carefully planned cone course Championship, the medals going to England, Germany and gave Boyd the win on 134.04 penalty points ahead of the Holland. Nicole Kullen was the only NSW rider in our team 2006 world champion Chardon on 135.25 penalties (how and rode well against some very tough competition. well planned was that!) and USA driver Tucker Johnson In the world vaulting teams championship Australia also finishing with the Bronze medal on 150.06. finished in 10th position with its first ever vaulting team. After the medal ceremony Boyd commented “I am so The Gold medal went to the USA from Germany and happy, we have waited a long time for this, it really has Austria. In individual vaulting Krystle Lander from NSW not sunk in yet”. He went on to say “I think driving is the finished in 27th position in her first ever world champs. most fun you can have sitting down?” Boyd also thanked his team, they had to do a little extra without him in the last few days as a week before he broke his left hand while jumping (in the saddle) a horse cross country at home for fun. Boyd is a bit of daredevil (guess it goes with the territory) - you will remember that he missed out on the last world championships after he broke his leg coming off a motor bike. Trying not to make too much of the broken hand he said “people have been looking at me like, ‘Didn’t you learn your lesson?” His wife Preetha said that he did not get much sympathy this time. Australia’s Gavin Robson from Melbourne and based in Ohio placed 17th in the driving final on 207.50 penalty 3 1 Boyd Exell at WEG/Franz Venhaus 2 The Australian Vaulting Team at WEG/Franz Venhaus 3 Nicole Kullen at WEG/Franz Venhaus 4 Chris Chugg at WEG/Jenny Sheppard 48 2


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