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Germany take Double Gold - Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 – Day Seven highlights

Alice-Rose Brown

The seventh day of the World Equestrian Games 2014 was a quieter day with only the Eventing final being contested. Monday (01/09/14) is a much needed rest day at the World Equestrian Games and competition returns on Tuesday (02/09/14) with the Showjumping team and individual speed competition and the team and individual Vaulting competitions.

Here’s more about the Eventing final:

Eventing

After the sadness at the end of the Cross Country phase Britain came back and did what they set out to do – come home with a medal.

All three Team GBR riders put in a strong performance during their showjumping rounds with a clear from Zara Phillips, two down from Tina Cook, and one down from William Fox-Pitt.

William had been in gold medal position after the Cross Country but after hitting the second fence he fell into the bronze medal spot.

All eyes and sympathies were with Team GBR rider Harry Meade as he bravely stood on the podium to receive his medal after the sudden and tragic loss of his horse, Wild Lone, the day before.

British individual rider Nicola Wilson and equine partner Annie Clover finished in 25th place after a tricky round where the atmosphere seemed to get the better of Annie Clover.

Germany took double gold winning both the team competition and rider Sandra Auffarth taking the individual after a stunning clear round.

The Dutch team put in safe but strong performances to finish in bronze medal position.