Articles: Horse News
Peters and Ravel Take Second in Grand Prix Freestyle;
Ward and Rothchild Win Yageo Prize at Aachen CHIO
Steffen Peters and Ravel Sunday at CHIO Aachen. Photo: Ken
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July 17, 2011
By Jennifer Wood for USEF
Aachen, Germany - Team USA wrapped up the 2011 World Equestrian Festival
CHIO in Aachen, Germany, with more strong performances, including a
second-place finish for Steffen Peters and Ravel in the Grand Prix Freestyle
CDIO and a win for show jumper McLain Ward on Rothchild.
Peters and Ravel, owned by Akiko Yamazki and Four Winds Farm, stepped up
their game today and gave the best dressage horse in the world a run for his
money in the Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO for the Deutsche Bank Prize.
The judges gave Ravel and Peters technical scores of 77.25, 77.00, 80.50,
80.50, and 76.75, along with artistic scores of 86.00, 83.00, 83.00, 89.00,
and 87.00 for an overall 82.000% - just .825% off the winning score set by
Matthias Rath of Germany and Totilas.
According to Dressage-news.com, Peters said, "It felt fantastic. I'm still
searching for words to describe it. The icing on the cake was the reaction
of the crowd. That was a huge honor. I finished fifth in the Grand Prix and
the Special, so to come within fractions of Totilas and Parzival in the
freestyle is amazing."
Win for Ward on Final Day
The American show jumpers were strong in one of the last classes in Aachen,
the Yageo Prize speed class. McLain Ward and Rothchild, owned by Sagamore
Farm, were the fastest of the day to take the win in 55.00 seconds. Just .85
seconds behind in second place were Margie Engle and Indigo, owned by
Griese, Garber, Gladewinds Farm, and Hidden Creek Farm. Beezie Madden and
Amadora, owned by Abigail Wexner, placed fourth.
In the final competition for driving, Chester Weber with four-in-hand team
of Horus du Bois, Para, Splash, and Uniek, placed second with a time of
122.68 in the Obstacle Driving Competition with drive-off, Rating
Competition for Team Classification for the Prize of Coca-Cola
Erfrischungsgetranke AG. It was a solid finish for the American driver who
placed third in the overall individual standings.
For full results, please visit www.chioaachen.de/en/starterlisten. For more
information on the Team athletes in Aachen, please visit www.usef.org.
For information on all the competition at the 2011 CHIO Aachen, visit
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