Deborah Criddle (GBR) and LJT Akilles (SWB born 2000 by Amiral out of Heba (55) 14572 by Herkules-Flamingo, breeder Bollerup Lantbruksinstitut) won a silver medal in the grade III freestyle! They got 76.10% for the technical and 81.00% for the artistic, giving a total of 78.55%.
The Telegraph writes:
"Criddle, 46, who has one arm and partial use of her right leg after a motorcycle accident, was over the moon. “He was really with me,” she explained having posted her best score out of her three rides over the last six days.“You can’t go wrong in a freestyle because the judges don’t know what you’re going to do. Everything was in it but just not quite in the order I’d planned. I was ahead of the music in one place and behind in another so had to adjust.”Her mount, Akilles, was bought for her by the Lady Joseph Trust to help the British para-equestrian team win medals. “I feel so honoured to have the ride on him – 18 months ago I didn’t have a horse to ride for these Games,” she added.
The horse is something of a character. She revealed that on the day of her individual test he had been dosing in his stable, fallen asleep and, as a consequence, fallen over. “He doesn’t intend to go looking for things,” she said, “they just find him.”"
Line Thoring Jörgensen (DEN) and Di Caprio 1023 (SWB born 1999 by De Niro out of Namoni (55) 17536 by Napoleon-Monaco, breeder Helena and Niclas Magnusson) got 72.90% for the technical and 80.70% for the artistic in the grade IV freestyle test, giving a total of 76.80%. The score was enough for 4d place. One judge gave them whole 84.00% for the artistic!
Deborah Criddle (GBR) and LJT Akilles (SWB born 2000 by Amiral out of Heba (55) 14572 by Herkules-Flamingo, breeder Bollerup Lantbruksinstitut) won the individual silver medal in Grade III and the British Team won a gold medal, today!
British Dressage writes:
"Having the experience of competing at three previous Paralympics meant that Deb Criddle was able to refocus despite making a mistake while riding LJT Akilles in the Grade III Individual Championship Test and still achieve 71% to win silver.The 46-year-old rider said: “The marks are a little bit lower than I’d hoped. Yes, there was a mistake. I had too much bend and couldn’t contain what I’d created, so we had an abrupt stop. He’s a sensitive chappie and there was more atmosphere today, but he grew into it in a good way. We had lots of super movements and, overall, it felt fantastic.
“When you go first, it’s always difficult. You have to go out and push for everything. You have no option and know you have better riders coming behind you. There’s always another day, but not, unfortunately, another London 2012. I’ve only had him for just over a year and performing in front of 10,000 people is a lot to ask of a horse. I thought he coped brilliantly well,” she said."
Hampton Classic Horse Show, 26 august - 2 september
Shane Sweetnam (IRL) got serveral placements with Spy Coast Far´s Swedish Warmbloods.
Shane and Cyklon 1083 (SWB born 2001 by Cardento out of Cassandra (35) 25926 by Cortus, breeder Bo Lindroos) won 1.40, placed 2d in 1.45 and 3d in 1.45.
Shane and Siri (SWB born 2002 by Quite Easy out of Silla (42) 21313 by Favorit-Emalj, breeder Lars Holmén) placed 2d in 1.45. Shane and Kalle (SWB born 2002 by Camaro M out of Kate (37) by Excall-Lansiär, breeder Kerstin Jansson) placed 3d in 1.40.
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