|Bringing home the gold!!!
The three-member team comprised of Lauren Sammis, Katherine Poulin-Neff and Christopher Hickey finished their combined work to bring home the top honors in the dressage team final on Sunday at Deodoro Stadium and the National Equestrian Center, July 15.The American team ended their work with an average score of 68.633%. Canada took the Silver medal (67.250%) and the host country—Brazil—was awarded the Bronze medals on a score of 64.933%.
Team USA chef d’equipe Klaus Balkenhol was obviously pleased.“Considering that all of these riders are riding in a large international event for the first time, each and every one did a fantastic job,” said Balkenhol. “I am thrilled that these riders were able to get the Gold medal. I also want to thank to everyone—the grooms and the others who worked together…that’s really important.”
(Pictured: Kate with Brilliant Too)
(Photo copyright: Gwen Poulin)