Sunday marked the final day of combined driving at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy. With reigning WEG gold medalist Boyd Exell of Australia, world No. 1 ranked driver Chester Weber of the U.S., and two veteran members of the formidable Dutch team making up the top four on the leaderboard, the day was shaping up for a close finish.
Not one of those top-four drivers had a bad day today. There wasn’t a single fault among them in today’s cones phase. That meant Exell kept his gold, Weber remained in silver-medal position, and Theo Timmerman of the Netherlands won the bronze.
The Netherlands defended its 2010 WEG team gold this year, followed by the team from Germany, who had dominated the marathon phase. Hungary took the bronze. The American team, lead by Weber with two relative newcomers to the four-in-hand horse division in Misdee Wrigley Miller and Allison Stroud, came in a respectable–but still heartbreaking–fourth place, just off the podium.
WEG Combined Driving Medal Standings
|Boyd Exell (AUS)||Netherlands|
|Chester Weber (USA)||Germany|
|Theo Timmerman (NED)||Hungary|
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