The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games entered its final weekend on day 14, and 44,393 spectators came out to the Kentucky Horse Park for one of the busiest days of competition.
Although no medals were awarded on day 14, Driving, Jumping, Para-Dressage and Vaulting all had competitions throughout the day.
The Para-Dressage competition resumed with Grades Ia and III completing their Individual Freestyle tests. For Grade Ia, Emma Sheardown of Great Britain came out on top, with Sophie Christiansen of Great Britain in second and Anne Dunham of Great Britain in third. For Grade III, Hannelore Brenner won the Freestyle with Annika Lykke Dalskov of Denmark in second and Sharon Jarvis of Australia in third.
Driving Dressage continued Friday with the second half of the dressage tests. After both days of competition, Boyd Exell of Australia took over the lead today with a record-setting test of just 30.08 penalty points. IJsbrand Chardon of The Netherlands and Chester Weber of the U.S. are tied for second.
Vaulting resumed with the Technical Test for males and females as well as the Freestyle Team. Joanne Eccles of Great Britain is in the lead for females and Patric Looser of Switzerland is in the lead for males. Germany is currently in the lead for teams with Austria in second and the U.S. in third.
The Individual Competition for the Jumping World Championship presented by Rolex was the final competition of the night and only the top four athletes move on to the Individual Final tomorrow. The top four athletes are Eric Lamaze of Canada, Philippe Le Jeune of Belgium, Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil and Abdullah Al Sharbatly of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
What’s going on tomorrow?
Para-Dressage will resume tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. with more Individual Freestyle tests at the Covered Arena.
The Driving World Championship will continue tomorrow with the Driving Marathon beginning at 10 a.m.
Vaulting will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Indoor Arena with the Freestyle Final for males and females.
The Jumping World Championship will conclude tomorrow with the Rolex Top Four competition at the Outdoor Stadium beginning at 8 p.m.
All of the other attractions at the Games will also be open, including the Kentucky Experience, Alltech Experience, Trade Show and the Equine Village.
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