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Day for Celebration in the Team GB Camp - Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 – Day Eleven highlights

Alice-Rose Brown

 

Yesterday was the second, and final, round for the Vaulting competition and Team GBR certainly gave it their all. It was also the second day of the Driving Dressage and the final member of Team GBR, Georgina Hunt, took to the arena.

Here’s how they all got on:

Vaulting

It was definitely a day for celebration in the British camp after Joanne Eccles not only won gold in the individual female freestyle but also took bronze with her younger sister Hannah in the pas de deux competition.

Joanne is now world champion after scoring a near perfect 9.119 for her test and retaining the title she won four years ago at the Kentucky World Equestrian Games 2010.

Partnering sister Hannah in the pas de deux the Eccles sisters then had cause to celebrate again by clinching the bronze medal for their Fire and Ice routine. You can see a Horse and Hound interview with Hannah and Joanne after their test here.

Fellow Brit Lucy Phillips also performed in the individual final moving up a place to finish in 11th with a score of 7.730. Despite being nervous Lucy held it together at what is her first World Championships and put in a strong performance.

Driving

The Driving moves on to the second phase, Cross Country, today after all three members of the Team GBR Driving squad completed their Driving Dressage tests.

Final Team GBR driver, Georgina Hunt, lies in 18th place after completing her test with team mates Wilf and Dick in 17th and 35th place respectively.

This puts Team GBR in ninth place in the team Driving competition with The Netherlands currently in the lead and the USA and Hungary taking second and third place.

Team GBR are feeling confident ahead of the second phase and hope to score well and move up the scoreboard.