Latest News and Results from the World Equestrian Festival
Overnight the Eventing Team of Clayton Fredericks and Bendigo, Sam Griffiths and Real Dancer, Chris Burton and Haruzac and Bill Levett and Hippolyte contested the Dressage then Show Jumping phases. Burton also competed individually on Underdiscussion. Results after Show Jumping are as follows:
Chris Burton Underdiscussion (individual) 38.80 3rd (one time fault in Jumping round)
Clayton Fredericks Bendigo 39.00 4th (clear Jumping round)
Chris Burton Haruzac (team) 49.6016th (four Jumping faults; one time fault)
Sam Griffiths Real Dancer 52.00 19th (eight Jumping faults)
Bill Levett Hippolyte 52.20 21st (four Jumping faults)
Team standings after two phases:
1st Germany – 124.60
2nd Great Britain – 132.60
3rd Australia - 140.60
Clayton Fredericks currently sitting in 4th place after two phases, has decided he will withdraw Bendigo prior to the start of the Cross-Country. The London bound combination have just 20 days till the start of the Olympic Games.
“I fell that my preparation for London is on track and Bendigo is feeling great. He’s jumped at great clear show jumping round after a super dressage and I couldn’t be more happier with them,” said Fredericks overnight.
Meanwhile in the Carriage Driving, Gavin Robson has jointly won the four in hand obstacle driving competition with German Georg von Stein. Robson produced a clear round and completed the course in 193.81 to share the victory with von Stein. Boyd Exell finished in 13th
6 July 2012
Overnight, Australian Dressage horse and rider combinations contested the CDIO. Results are as follows:
Hayley Beresford and and Belissimo NRW – 69.426 25th
Lyndal Oatley and Sandro Boy– 68.936 27th
Kristy Oatley and Clive – 68.383 28th
Rozzie Ryan and GV Bullwinkle – 66.000 33rd
Kristy Oatley and Ronan 2 contested Wednesday’s CDI Grand Prix scoring 65.532 for their test.
The Australian team of Boyd Exell and Gavin Robson are in second position behind the Netherlands after completing the Dressage phase with a combined score of 89.99. Individual results are as follows:
Boyd Exell – 33.54 equal 1st
Gavin Robson – 56.45 16th
After the Dressage phase in the individual competition, held Wednesday, results are as follows:
Boyd Exell – 44.93 4th
Gavin Robson – 57.09 14th
The Vaulting competition has concluded. A report on the Australian team’s results will be available later today.
29 June 2012
Australian riders for 2012 World Equestrian Festival Aachen announced
Australia will be strongly represented at the 2012 World Equestrian Festival, CHIO, Aachen that gets underway tomorrow 29 June and will run through to 8 July 2012.
More than 350,000 spectators will visit the festival to catch all the action as some of the world’s best equestrian riders go head to head.
The Australian representatives include:
Clayton Fredericks Bendigo
Sam Griffiths Real Dancer
Chris Burton Haruzac(team) Underdiscussion (individual)
Bill Levett Hippolyte
Kristy Oatley Clive (teams) Ronan (CDI4*)
Hayley Beresford Belissimo
Lyndal Oatley Sandro Boy
Rozzie Ryan GV Bullwinkle
Despite being selected on the Dressage team for CHIO, nominated 2012 Australian Olympic Dressage rider Mary Hanna, has elected not to contest this year’s event with Sancette.
Full event preview as well as highlights from the event to come.