Performance at its peak during the first week of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018
FEI World Equestrian Games
September 17, 2018
The first week of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 – gathering a total of 349 athletes from 54 countries – was concluded today instead of Sunday due to heavy rains on on the weekend caused by Hurricane Florence. In Eventing, riders took part individually and in team in four days of competition including the Dressage and Cross Country trials, and ending today with the Jumping. In this context, Team Great Britain (composed of Rosalind Canter and Allstar B, Gemma Tattersall and Arctic Soul, Piggy French and Quarrycrest Echo and Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser) took the win followed by Team Ireland and Team France. In the Individuals, Rosalind Canter (GB) and her mount Allstar B set themselves apart by winning the gold medal. They were followed by Padraig McCarthy (IRL) on Mr Chunky and Ingrid Klimke (GER) and SAP Hale Bob OLD.
In Dressage, great moments of elegance and performance were offered by Isabell Werth (GER) on Bella Rose, who captured the Dressage Individual title on Friday ahead of Laura Graves (USA) on Verdades and British rider Charlotte Dujardin on Mount St. John. In addition, the team competition was claimed by Team Germany composed of Isabell Werth on Bella Rose, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB, Dorothee Scheider on Sammy Davis Jr. and Sönke Rothenberger on Cosmo. American representatives and Team Great Britain respectively secured second and third place. Unfortunately, due to rainfalls on Sunday, the Dressage Individual Grand Prix Freestyle had to be cancelled.
Finally, the discipline of Reining has seen the victory of Team USA on home soil ahead of Team Belgium and German representatives. In the Individuals, Belgian rider Bernard Fonck and his mount What a Wave earned first place ahead of Daniel L Huss and Cade McCutcheon, both part of Team America, who took respectively the silver and bronze medals.
During this first week of competition, the winged-hourglass brand proudly presented medalists in each discipline with elegant Longines timepieces to celebrate their great win. Longines is now looking forward to timing the performances of Jumping, Driving, Para-Dressage and Vaulting’s riders and horses, who will be battling for second-week medals from September 18-23.
Throughout the event, Longines has the pleasure of highlighting its Record collection as the Official Watch of the FEI World Equestrian Games™. Combining classic elegance and excellence, each piece in this line houses a movement including a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
Discover the Record collection and the brand’s other lines at the Longines Boutique located in the heart of the venue.
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