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Switzerland's Markus Fuchs in The Lead

Showjumping competition is underway today with the first class of the individual and team qualifiers. Leading the pack right now is Switzerland's Markus Fuchs aboard Tinka's Boy. Canada's highest placing rider is Mac Cone on Cocu (22nd).

21 Teams in Jumping Championships

Thirty five nations have entered for the Jumping World Championships to be held at the World Equestrian Games. Twenty one countries will contest the 2002 Teams World Championship. One hundred and seven riders in total will jump in the Table C, the first round of the Teams and Individual Championship.

Aachen to Host 2006 World Equestrian Games

HRH The Infanta Dońa Pilar de Borbón, President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale, today (18 September 2002) announced that Aachen, Germany, would host the 5th World Equestrian Games in September 2006.

Canadian Show Jumping Team Named for World Equestrian Games

The Canadian Show Jumping Team that will compete at the 2002 World Equestrian Games (WEG) will be comprised of Melissa Brown of Claremont, ON, Mac Cone of King, ON, Karen Cudmore of Victoria, BC, and Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON. The alternate is Mark Samuel of Toronto, ON, is the alternate rider with Darios V, Chadburn Holdings’ 11-year-old selle francais gelding.

Nadine Capellman & Farbenfroh Take Gold

The Chapin stadium was vibrating Sunday night with cheers and applause for the best dressage riders in the world. The new Individual World Champion Nadine Capellman of German riding Farbenfroh turned the arena into a dance floor.

France Wins Individual Eventing Gold - USA Wins Team Gold

Forty-eight year old Jean Teulere and Espoir de la Mare became France’s first ever Eventing World Champion Sunday, 15th September. In an immensely close competition, that was not decided until the last competitor finished the show jumping, the American Team (175.40) retained their overnight position making them World Champions for the first time in over a decade.

Olympic Ferro Retired from Freestyle

Coby Van Baalen of the Netherlands had to retire her impressive black stallion Olympic Ferro for the Freestyle that concludes the World Championship in Dressage at WEG Jerez 2002 on Sunday.

van Baalen was ranked 12th going into the Freestyle, the top placing for the three Dutch qualifiers going into the Final.

Trouble for James Atkinson & Revisionist at WEG

Revisionist, th 15-year-old gelding ridden by Canada's James Atkinson, was taken to clinic after clearing the water at Fence 12 of the cross country course during the Eventing World Championship.

Germany's Bettina Hoy Leads Eventing with Record Score

Bettina Hoy of Germany, the 1997 European Champion, left the spectators at the Eventing World Championship speechless on Friday with a stunning display of dressage on Woodsides Ashby. They were awarded a record breaking score of 20.80 for their test. Scoring an unprecedented perfect ‘ten’ score from all three judges for her final riding mark.

Spain's Beatriz Ferrer-Salat Wins Grand Prix Speciale

Even in the elite world of dressage things can change. Not a German winner in the Grand Prix Special on Friday, but the home crowd roared as Spanish rider Beatriz Ferrer-Salat took out the second round of the Individual Dressage Championship.

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