2022 FEI World Championships – Day 4

The 2022 FEI World Championships in Denmark, three equestrian disciplines were in action.


On day 4 of the 2022 FEI World Championships in Herning, Denmark, three equestrian disciplines were in action. The vaulting competition resumed in the Jyske Bank Boxen arena where the men’s and woman’s vaulting finals concluded with their freestyle classes and the vaulting squads also presented their freestyle routines. Over in the Stutteri Ask Stadium the Grand Prix Special determined the individual medals in dressage. And, the show jumpers opened their championships with the first horse inspection.

Dressage Grand Prix Special

Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper earned a score in the top 30 so they returned for today’s Grand Prix Special where they scored a 73.708% to finish in 17th place overall. Photo by Allen MacMillan/MacMillan Photography
Adrienne Lyle was the second rider from the U.S.A. to ride in the Grand Prix Special individual dressage competition. She guided Salvino to a 75.669 %, which qualified them to move on to the dressage freestyle competition. Photo by Allen MacMillan/MacMillan Photography

At the conclusion of the FEI Herning World Individual Dressage Championships on Monday, August 8, the silver went to Denmark’s Catherine Laudrup-Dufour and Vamos Amigos; gold to Britain’s Charlotte Fry and Glamourdale, and bronze to the Netherlands Dinja van Liere and Hermes. All three celebrated with fireworks before re-acquiring their horses for a raucous victory gallop.

Photo by Allen MacMillan/MacMillan Photography
Individual dressage gold medalists Charlotte Fry and Glamourdale (GBR) lead the victory gallop, followed by silver medalists Catherine Ladrup-Dufour and Vamos Amigos (DEN). Photo by Sarah E. Miller/MacMillan Photography

Show Jumping Jog

The U.S. Show Jumping Team for Herning 2022, including their traveling reserve, presented their five horses for the first horse inspection on the morning of Monday, August 8. Four of the five horses passed on first inspection, but reserve rider Jessica Springsteen’s RMF Zecilie was held  for re-inspection which will happen on the morning of Tuesday, August 9.


The U.S. Vaulting Squad finished the Herning World Championships in sixth place on Drillian who was lunged by Selena Brummund. Squad members who are all from Oak Hill Vaulters in California were:  Calle Davis; Paula Hampshire; Alyssa Stoddard; Jaynee Meyer; Miriam Griffiths, and Todd Griffiths.

U.S.A. vaulter Kimberly Palmer, Rosenstolz, and lunger Laura Carnabuci landed a fifth place finish. Photo by Sarah E. Miller/MacMillan Photography
Daniel Janes and Christmas PS Z from the U.S.A. finished their men’s vaulting championship in 14th place. The lunger was Maurits De Vries. Photo by Sarah E. Miller/MacMillan Photography

Stay tuned for more photos and daily updates throughout the 2022 FEI World Championships in Herning, Denmark. To see in-depth information for the U.S. competitors, visit US Equestrian’s World Championship hub on their website. For more general information about the Herning Championships, visit their website and download an app to follow the competition.

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Kim MacMillan graduated from Purdue University where she majored in agriculture communications and animal science. She has been reporting on equestrian sports, agriculture, science, travel and history for over 35 years. She and her husband Allen, who is a professional photographer, have covered several World Equestrian, Olympic and Pan American Games. The MacMillans share their Northeastern Indiana farm with several much-loved horses, dogs and cats.


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