What do you do when your dad becomes the new world show-jumping champion and the hero of a nation? Grab his neck and never, ever let go.
That’s exactly what the daughter of Dutch rider Jeroen Dubbeldam did following her father’s final round on Sunday, for which clinched Individual Gold.
The win was an hug-worthy moment indeed. The show jumping competition at WEG is uniquely difficult in that the final four riders must switch horses with one another, creating a true test of experience, horsemanship and skill.
On Sunday it came down to Dubbeldam, Patrice Delaveau of France, Beezie Madden of the United States and Rolf-Goeran Bengstsson of Sweden. They took their turns on their rivals’ horses over abridged courses, one after the next, but it was Dubbeldam who would come out on top as the only rider with four double-clean rounds.
Read the FEI’s narration of the show jumping competition’s grand finale here, the results of which were as follows:
Go Dads. Go Dubarry. Go Riding!
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