Rio Roundup 2016: Dressage0
Taking place over 4 days, medalists in dressage at the Olympics have been decided. Team Gold went to Germany (Kristina Broring-Sprehe, Dorothee Schneider, Isabell Werth and Sonke Rothenberger). Team Silver went to Great Britain (Charlotte Dujardin, Fiona Bigwood, Carl Hester, Spencer Wilton). Team Bronze went to the United States of America (Laura Graves, Steffen Peters, Kasey Perry-Glass, Allison Brock)
The Individual medals went to Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin who earned gold with a score of 93.857. Germany’s Isabell Werth took home silver with a score of 89.071 and her teammate Kristina Broring-Sprehe earned bronze with a score of 87.142
Individual scores are taken from the highest of the three scores received from the Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special and the Freestyle.
Two Canadians were competing in the dressage competition. Four riders are needed to make up a team so unfortunately Canada was not in contention to win a team medal. Megan Lane did not qualify to continue onto the GP special. Belinda Trussell completed the GP Special with a score of 72.325 but it was not high enough to continue on to the freestyle.
Dujardin’s freestyle routine with Valegro earned a very impressive score of 93.857 beating their previous Olympic record of 90.089 from London’s 2012 games.
Dujardin will be in the region October 15th and 16th at the Caledon Equestrian Park. For more details, see http://tricity.horseontario.com/events/an-intimate-weekend-with-charlotte-dujardin/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch the record breaking dressage freestyle from Charlotte and Valegro here: http://olympics.cbc.ca/video/vod/equestrian-aug-dressage-grand-prix-freestyle.html
(Their ride starts at 2:45:10)