Welsh mounted games team won the 16th World Mounted Games Team Championships
at Fontwell Racecourse, West Sussex (July 26/28).
The 16th World Mounted Games Team Championships
After the five qualifying sessions England and Wales were the only
teams to break through the 300 points barrier. Joing them in the
final were also Belguim, France, Scotland, Ireland and Northern
In the 12 race final Wales (Alex Jones, Christian Jones, Daloni
Lucas, Rachel Norton, Gareth Whitney) got off to an impressive start
winning the first five races putting them 10 points in front of
Ireland their nearest rivals. The two fourth places that followed
saw Wales maintain their lead, stretching it to 11 points.
However, a broken flag in the four flag race allowed England and
Ireland to make up some ground. Wales though never looked like being
caught and going into the final race had a seven point lead over
England, which was good enough to give them the overall title. Silver
medalists last year in Canada, the team trained by Clive Jones were
the impressive winners.
Final scores were
Grand final - 1, Wales 61 pts; 2,England 58; 3, Ireland 50; 4, Belguim
46; 5, France 45; 6, Scotland 40; 7, Northern Ireland 34.
up final - 1, Canada 62; 2, Germany 60; 3, Sweden 59; 4, Australia
51; 5, USA 39; 6, Norway 37; 7, Luxembourg 23.