Articles: Press Release
U.S. Riders Have Great First Round In Geteborg
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Debbie McDonald, Guenter Seidel and George Williams all have excellent
positions after the completion of the first round of competition at the
Dressage World Cup Finals in Geteborg, Sweden.
McDonald and her mount Brentina (Hanoverian: Brentano II x Lieselotte),
received a score of 72.28% in the Grand Prix to end the first day of
competition in second. Williams, and Mr. & Mrs. Charles Smith's
Rocher (Westphalian: Rolls Royce x Fraenzi), received 69.92% and
are currently in 5th, followed closely by Guenter Seidel and
Nikolaus 7 (Westphalian: Weinberg x Elise), owned by Richard and Jane
Brown, who finished with 69.56% in the Grand Prix. Germany's Ulla
Salzgeber and Rusty 47 won the Grand Prix with a score of 77.40%.
Chef d'Equipe, Anne Gribbons said " They all were brilliant! It has been
a long time coming and we are thrilled that we are finally able to be in
this position in the World Cup. We are in very good starting position
for the Freestyle and I am positive that they will be even more brilliant
The scores received in the Grand Prix determine the starting order for
the Grand Prix Freestyle, taking place on Sunday, March 30. The results
of the Freestyle will determine the winner of the World Cup.
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