Articles: Press Release
U.S. Show Jumper Peter Wylde Wins Individual Bronze Medal at the 2002 World Equestrian Games
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810,
Jerez de la Frontera, Spain–September 22, 2002 – Peter Wylde of the United
States won the Bronze Medal in the individual Show Jumping World
Championship on Sunday, the final day of the 2002 World Equestrian Games in
Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
Lennon Dermott of Ireland was crowned the new World Champion and gave
Ireland its first World Championship medal. Eric Navet of France could not
repeat his World Champion performance of the 1990 WEG in Stockholm, Sweden
and took home the Silver Medal. Fourth place went to Helena Lundback of
All four riders started with a clean slate in the Final Four and started the
initial round on their own horse. The first to go was Lennon Dermott who
went clean on Liscalgot. Helea Lundback was next won Utfors Mynta and
incurred the first rail of the day. Eric Navet was third in the line-up and
also went clear on Dollar du Murier HTS de Seine.
Wylde, who currently resides in Maastricht, Holland, was aboard Fein Cera,
owned by the Fein Cera Group and went clean. The twelve-year-old mare went
on to win “Best Horse” of the competition.
In the second round Lundback rode the Irish horse this time and had a rough
go with twelve faults. Navet had a rail on the Swedish entry Utfors Mynta.
Wylde was third on the French horse and also had a rail. Dermott had the
only clear round on Fein Cera.
Navet rode Liscalgot to start the third round and had another rail to post
for a total of eight going into the final round. Wylde was next on Utfors
Mynta and also posted a rail to tie Navet. Dermott kept his fault-free
performance with a clean go on Dollar du Merier HTS de Seine and the best
placing going into the final round. Lundback kept all the rails up, but
went too slow for three faults on Fein Cera.
Wylde was the first to go in the final round on Liscalgot. If he were to
have any chance at the Gold, he needed to go clear. Unfortunately, Wylde
received another four faults for a final total of twelve, but it guaranteed
him the Bronze. Dermott was next to go on Utfors Mynta and had one rail,
but was able to clinch the Gold. Navet rode last and clear on Fein Cera to
capture the Silver.
The United States Equestrian Teams won eight medals in six of the seven
disciplines. The final tally for the U.S. is three Gold, three Silver and
two Bronze, the best U.S. performance at any World Equestrian Games. Only
Germany, with nine medals, topped the U.S. performance.
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available on the USET website at
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