Mill Spring, N.C. - The U.S. Driving Team claimed the gold medal for the home team today at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 on Sunday. Led by Chef d'Equipe Barry Hunter, the U.S. Driving Team of James Fairclough with Caletta 5, his 16-year-old Austrian Warmblood mare; Bento V, his 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Citens, his 2007 KWPN gelding; Dapper, his 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding, and Zenden, his 2004 Dutch Warmblood gelding; Misdee Wrigley Miller with Daan 8, her 10-year-old KNHS gelding; Beau, her 2006 KWPN gelding; Bravour 54, her 2006 KWPN gelding; Bolino D, her 2006 KWPN gelding, and Calipso 86, her 2007 Dutch Warmblood gelding, and Chester Weber with Asjemenou, his 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding; First Edition, his 2009 KWPN gelding; Reno, his 2009 Hungarian gelding; Boris W, his 2006 KWPN gelding, and Splash, Jane Clark’s 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, finished with 353.39 penalties after all three phases. This is the first gold medal for U.S. Driving at a WEG.
The Netherlands claimed silver, while Belgium earned bronze.
In addition, Weber earned the Individual Championship silver, finishing on 163.38 penalties. Australia's Boyd Exell earned gold and Belgium's Edouard Simonet claimed the bronze.
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