World Equestrian Games
The Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team won the Bronze medal at the FEI World Team Jumping Championship held as part of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at the d'Ornano Stadium. The Team was composed of McLain Ward riding Rothchild, Kent Farrington riding Voyeur, Lucy Davis riding Barron, and Beezie Madden riding Cortes 'C'. The Netherlands won Team Gold while France won a Silver medal.
Team USA clinched the bronze medal, finishing on 16.72, anchorwoman Beezie Madden and Cortes C once again producing the goods when it mattered and notching up a deciding clear round. McLain Ward and Rothchild got the bronze-winning Americans off to an expensive start when they were victims of Land Rover oxer ‘bogey’ at 2. Kent Farrington and Voyeur accrued another four with a mistake at the rail over the water tray (10). Stylish Lucy Davis and her big jumping chestnut Barron looked to be on for a clear until the top rail on the red, while and blue vertical at 12 thudded to the floor. US Chef d'Equipe Robert Ridland said: "It's unbelievable how hard the competition is now. It's even harder than it was in Kentucky four years ago."