WEG Wrapup: Has Blueberry Lost His Jam?!
Another rainy day made conditions challenging on this first medal day. (Reiners, ironically, were completely protected from the rain.)
- Great Britain–231.343
- United States–222.714
- Charlotte Dujardin and VALEGRO (Great Britain)
- Isabell Werth and BELLA ROSE 2 (Germany)
- Helen Langehanenberg and DAMON HILL NRW (Germany)
- Adelinde Cornelissen and JERICH PARZIVAL (Netherlands)
- Kristina Sprehe and DESPERADOS (Germany)
Charlotte, Charlotte, Charlotte. Only 85.271?! What happened to scores in the 90s? And no records broken today??? Has the dressage darling lost her touch? Has Blueberry lost his jam?
Only kidding 😉
Still smiling even in the pouring rain here at #WEG2014 @CSJDujardin @TeamGBR @dressageallover @naughtywyatt pic.twitter.com/WcJhfNEtwj
— Ian Cast (@ICdressage) August 25, 2014
Also of note, Isabell Werth has scratched Bella Rose 2 due to acute inflammation of the hoof sole.
Special highlight–for the extra-nerdy dressage nerds out there, you can find each rider’s marks for each movement on the WEG website. Pretty cool to see exactly how everyone scored.
Andrea Fappani, (USA), Custom Cash Advance – Team Competition and 1st individual qualifying – Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 – Normandy, France. © Hippo Foto Team – Dirk Caremans
- United States –677.5
First Individual Qualifiers
1. Shawn Flarida and SPOOKS GOTTA WHIZ (USA)
2. Mandy McCutcheon and YELLOW JERSEY (USA)
2. Martin Mühlstätter and WIMPYS LITTLE BUDDY (Austria)
2. Andrea Fappiani and CUSTOM CASH ADVANCE (USA)
5. Ann Poels and NIC RICOCHET (Belgium)
It was an incredibly exciting day for reining with a three-way tie for second place in today’s qualifying competition. Belgium, as expected, was competitive, but Austrians, Australians and Italians also made it to the top 10.
#Reining: Team USA wins the Gold! http://t.co/h8KPsXyC6I pic.twitter.com/FuWTW4t7yG
— Normandie2014 (@normandie2014) August 26, 2014
- Sophie Wells and VALERIUS (Great Britain)
- Michele George and RAINMAN (Germany)
- Frank Hosmar and Alphaville (Netherlands)
- Line Thorning Jorgensen and DI CAPRIO (Denmark)
- Carolin Schnarre and DEL RUSCH (Germany)
- Natasha Baker and CABRAL (Great Britain)
- Rixt van der Horst and UNIEK (Netherlands)
- Lauren Barwick and OFF TO PARIS (Canada)
- Demi Vermeulen and VANESS (Netherlands)
- Caroline Cecile Nielsen and LEON (Denmark)
- Sara Morganti and ROYAL DELIGHT (Italy)
- Laurentia Yen-Yi Tian and RUBEN JAMES 2 (Singapore)
- Sophie Christiansen and JANEIRO 6 (Great Britain)
- Elke Philipp and REGALIZ (Germany)
- Rihards Snikus and CHARDONNAY (Latvia)
A busy day of competition for the para-dressage riders–those with an earlier ride time were lucky, as they missed the torrential downpour.
Cuteness alert: The FEI has accredited Journey, para-dressage rider Syndney Collier’s service dog, as an official attendee of the competition. He is required to wear his badge at all times!
#WEG2014, now accrediting dogs. #ParaDressage pic.twitter.com/EQkbJqmHEQ
— Sophie Quignon (@SophieQuignon) August 25, 2014
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