States Drivers Lead Following Completion of Dressage Phase
at World Equestrian Games 2002
Two U.S. Drivers Remain Tied for Third
de la Frontera, SpainSeptember 19, 2002 The United
States is in first place following Thursdays completion
of the Dressage phase of the Four-In-Hand Driving World Championship
at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
U.S. team has a combined score of 78.72 penalties. The Netherlands
is second with 79.04 and Germany is third with 83.36.
the results stayed the same as yesterday with Tucker Johnson of
Hobe Sound, FL, driving a team he co-owns with Mr. and Mrs. James
L. Johnson, and Chester Weber of Ocala, FL, driving his team,
remaining in a tie for third place. The two U.S. drivers received
an impressive score of 39.36 penalties on Wednesday, during the
first day of Dressage. Ijsbrand Chardon of The Netherlands is
still in first with a score of 34.08 and Belgian driver Felix-Marie
Brasseur sits second with a score of 36.32.
third member of the United States team, James Fairclough of Newton,
NJ, driving a team owned by Jane Forbes Clark, is now in twenty-seventh
position with a score of 55.04.
Chef d Equipe, Hardy Zantke, was thrilled with the U.S.
teams lead. Thats the position we hoped to be
in and it came true, said Zantke. We are very satisfied
and happy with the position, but it was not a complete surprise.
Of course, tomorrow is another important day.
was speaking of the most exciting phase of Combined Driving, the
Marathon, which takes place on Friday. The final day of Combined
Driving, the Cones, which determines the individual and team medals,
takes place on Saturday.
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