Sweden Take Team and Individual Gold at WEG With Help from King Edward
The World Equestrian Games continued with the showjumping following the dressage. The whole of the FEI World Jumping Championships was sponsored by Agria and presented by Helgstrand.
The showjumping at the games comprised of both a team and individual medal competitions. The first class of the event was a speed class in which there were 103 starters. All the courses was designed and built by Louis Konickx and Quintin Maertens, both from the Netherlands. For the first class, the designers built a fourteen jump course with seventeen jumping efforts required at a top height and spread of 1.55m. The time allowed was 120 seconds. This class was the first part of the team competition. It was a pure speed test and no faults were given for fences down. The class also formed part of the final individual medal placings. Any faults from a rider would be added on to their time – so if a rider completed the course in 80 seconds and had a fence down – his/her total
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