Monday, October 11, 2010

WEG Driving: Facts, Figures, and Quotes

Boyd Exell (AUS):
“IJsbrand and I have been competing neck-and-neck all season and it just depends on who is in best shape on the weekend to decide who wins. It is a great feeling to have won the gold, but I don’t really realize it yet. I enjoy working with horses and to be able to put the icing on the cake and win a World Championship is just fantastic.”

IJsbrand Chardon (NED):
“I was very disappointed when I found out I knocked a ball down. I had not seen it coming otherwise I could have corrected it. When I passed the finish line, I thought I was clear. I have given everything in dressage and marathon and today, my horses also went very well. It has been a weird Championship for me but I must admit that the best driver, Boyd Exell, has won this Championship.”

Tucker Johnson (USA):
“I have truly enjoyed competing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky and it is wonderful to win a medal at last. I loved driving and being on the US team for 23 years and I loved hanging out with my trainer Michael Freund, but it is time to move on. It is good to end something with such a good experience.”

Final individual standings:
1. Boyd Exell (AUS) 134.04
2. IJsbrand Chardon (NED) 135.24
3. Tucker Johnson (USA) 150.06
4. Christoph Sandmann (GER) 151.18
5. Koos de Ronde (NED) 156.56
6. Theo Timmerman (NED) 156.76
7. Daniel Würgler (SUI) 159.61
8. Fredrik Persson (SWE) 161.98
9. James Fairclough (USA) 169.86
10. Chester Weber (USA) 169.92

Final Nations Team standings:
1. Netherlands 279.77
2. USA 300.92
3. Germany 322.20
4. Switzerland 334.70
5. Australia 341.54
6. Canada 607.12
7. Sweden -DNF

Results obstacle driving competition:
1.    Chester Weber (USA) 0
2.    James Fairclough (USA) 0
3.    Christoph Sandmann (USA) 0
4.    Daniel Würgler (SUI) 0
5.    Fredrik Persson (SWE) 0.56
6.    IJsbrand Chardon (NED) 3.00
7.    Koos de Ronde (NED) 3.00
8.    Tucker Johnson (USA) 3.00
9.    Boyd Exell (AUS) 3.52
10.Werner Ulrich (SUI) 6.52

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