Pearson completes gold hat-trick at World Equestrian Games

  • By scoring victory in the paradressage grade Ib freestyle today, Lee Pearson has become one of the two most decorated athletes at the games alongside the Netherlands’ dressage sensation Edward Gal.

    Starting the week by helping Great Britain to team gold, Lee picked up the individual honours on Thursday and completed the hat-trick this afternoon.

    Lee told H&H: “I’m pleased with my score but I have done better. He warmed up well but in the arena he could have been more helpful. Maybe I’m more critical than the judges.”

    Lee needs to watch out though as Denmark’s 16-year-old superstar Stinna Tange Kaastrup was not far behind on her New Forest pony Labbenhus Snoevs. Stinna added freestyle silver to the individual bronze that helped her team onto the podium on Thursday.

    Britain’s Ricky Balshaw didn’t have a chance to defend his position after winning silver in the individual. His ride Academy Award went lame during his freestyle and Ricky had to retire.

    However Jo Pitt bettered her scores during the week riding Estralita to take bronze in the grade II freestyle.

    Jo said: “He’s just got better and better all week and was easy to ride today. I’ve been working so hard for this and to get a mid-70% score at this level, well I’m very satisfied.”

    For full report and results don’t mis H&H October 14 issue

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