Day 2 Team Competition

Molly Sapergia and Alex get ready to watch Mom, Shawa Sapergia's ride. Shawna went on to score a 218.

The final tallies for the countries are in as Day 2 of the Team Competition at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY, has concluded. USA won the Gold medal, Belgium won the Silver and Italy took home Bronze. Austria came in fourth place and Canada was fifth.

Two of our riders, Duane Latimer (score 223) and Shawna Sapergia (218) have secured themselves a top 15 placing and therefore, will get to run in the individual medal competition.

J.P Forget and Duane Latimer discuss strategy after the First Day.

Here is a quick note I received from Lance Griffin last night:

“The park here is huge and the walk from the main arena to the reining arena is a mile-and-a-half, so we are getting good at hitch hiking again on golf carts. But it helps a lot if we have Canadian flags with us as everyone seems to love the Canadians here!”

The opening ceremonies.

And here is a note I received from Lance at 2:27 pm today:

Team competition is over in Kentucky with the Americans winning again. They deserved the Gold medal, their performances were almost flawless and they deserve to be the winning team.

A huge congratulations to the Silver Medalists from Belgium, this is a huge accomplishment for such a small country. And a special mention goes to the father of Cira Baeck, one of the competitors.  Mr. Baeck has been a huge supporter of the sport of reining in Belgium and has been battling cancer, but seems to be doing well.

Italy placed third, Austria 4th and Canada 5th.

Both competitors today for Canada looked sharp, congratulations to them. The Team is invited to Winstar Farms tonight for the special Cowboy Gala. We are taking our grooms and companions. Will update you tomorrow.

– Lance Griffin

A welcome to the Canadians at the opening ceremonies.

RANK    /   NUMBER   /   NATION    /    RIDER      /    HORSE      / SCORE

1    345     USA       S. Flarida    RC Fancy Step    227.00
2    319     ITA        S. Massignan    Yellow Jersey    224.00
2    338     USA      T. McCutcheon    Gunners Special Nite    224.00
4    328     USA      C. Schmersal    Mister Montana Nic    223.50
4    323     BEL      B. Fonck    BA Reckless Chick    223.50
6    372     CAN      D. Latimer    Dun Playin Tag    223.00
7    381     AUT       R. Kronsteiner    Einsteins Revolution    221.00
7    310     GER       S. Rzepka    Doctor Zip Nic    221.00
9    341     USA       T. McQuay    Hollywoodstinseltown    220.50
9    309     GER      G. Ludwig    Hot Smokin Chex    220.50
11    355     AUT      M. Mühlstätter    Wimpys Little Buddy    219.50
11    324     BEL       A. Poels    Whizdom Shines    219.50
13    313     NED     R. Young-van Osch    Burnt Starlight    219.00
14    373     CAN     S. Sapergia    This Chics On Top    218.00
15    300     BRA     W. Teixeira    SJ Rodopio    217.00
15    375     AUS      M. Larcombe    Top Prize Prince    217.00
17    317     ITA        D. Carmignani    Red Chic Peppy    216.50
17    334     BRA      J. Lacerda    Remenic N Poco    216.50
17    348     MEX     J. Vazquez Hernandez    Wound By Juice    216.50
20    377     GBR      L. Rutter    Setting Off Sparks    216.00
20    321     BEL       C. Baeck    Peek A Boom    216.00
20    356     ISR        K. Ahisshar    Whiz N Lena Jac    216.00
23    331     NED      H. Heule    Crome Shiner    215.50
23    380     GBR      F. Sternberg    Slidin Like A Yankee    215.50
25    329     AUS       W. Backhouse    Whizs Bronze Star    215.00
25    320     ITA        N. Brunelli    Spat a Blue    215.00
27    349     MEX      A. Gonzalez Barragan    Custom Harley    214.00
28    378     GBR      D. Allen    Don Julio Whiz    213.50
29    343     DEN      J. McCabe    Starbucks Sidekick    213.00
29    357     AUT      M. Morawitz    Spin Me A Deal    213.00
29    327     FRA      G. Legrand    New Doc Peppy Cat    213.00
32    301     BRA      P. Koury Neto    Spin Zone Whiz    212.50
32    335     BRA     J. Salgado Filho    Leopardo do Infinito    212.50
32    342     MEX     R. Pacheco Cuevas    Topsail Command    212.50
32    315     AUT       D. Schulz    Laredo Whiz    212.50
36    337     ISR        Y. Suger    Strike Em Out    212.00
36    360     SWE      F. Thomsson    Gallos Stylish Star    212.00
38    374     CAN      V. Sapergia    Its Wimpys Turn    211.50
39    312     NED      A. van Grunsven    Whizashiningwalla BB    211.00
39    311     NED      F. Elzinga    Smoking Kills    211.00
41    303     IRL       O. Galligan    Whizardre N Starlite    210.50
41    332     DEN      A. Lau    Hollywood And Fine    210.50
41    314     DEN      S. Skovrider    Magnum Licorice Chic    210.50
44    366     AUS      S. Larcombe    Silver Benz    210.00
44    368     AUS      W. Schiller    Peptos I Brow    210.00
46    306     GER      E. Ernst    Legends Diamond Doc    209.00
47    326     FRA       A. Girinon    RS McJac Smoker    208.50
47    330     COL       H. Jimenez Reyes    Conquistador Lilstar    208.50
47    382     DOM       M. Orizondo    Tattoos Dun It    208.50
50    344     RSA        S. Borland    Ses Smart Star    207.00
51    350     MEX       A. Hawa Sarquis    Better Not Rest    206.50
51    361     SWE       I. Silverstolpe    Chexx A Roanie    206.50
53    322     BEL       J. Boogaerts    Gumpy Grumpy BB    205.00
54    325     FRA       P. Barret    Whizard Star    202.50
55    363     POL       B. Czarnik    Colonel Pepenator    200.50
56    362     DOM      F. Garrido    A Smart Enterprise    200.00
57    351     ESP         G. Recio Pezzi    Bonnies Smart Chic    194.50
58    305     GBR       T. Greaves    Jac Wonders Who    188.50
59    365     SWE       M. Goransson    Hey Houston    166.00
60    340     ITA       M. Ricotta    Smart And Shiney    .00
60    304     ESP      F. Cueto    A Real Hillbilly    .00
60    308     GER     N. Hörmann    Mister Dual Spring    .00
60    370     SWE     H. Hokkanen    Sailor In Command    .00

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