Results of the Driving CAI-A4 Test Event

Test events for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy ended today with the Driving competition (CAI-A4 level). Twelve drivers and sixty horses representing seven nations took part to these three days of the driving test event. The competition has crowned the American Chester Weber. After the dressage (Friday) and Marathon (Saturday) in the heart of the City of Caen, the Driving test ended with the obstacle cone driving this morning on the career of the Tritons. 

Results of the Driving CAI-A4 Test Event
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"I was very impressed with the facilities and the organisation of these three days,"said the winner Chester Weber, after the awards ceremony. "I enjoyed the Marathon with a technical and fast path."

More than 200 volunteers were mobilised again for the third and final test event. The various aspects of the organisation have been tested and national federations have praised the quality of the competition between city and countryside.

"The goal was to test the teams and the technical choices in full-scale on the site that will host the next year events. We will use for the first time in the Word Equestrian Games sand for dressage, obstacle cone driving and the marathon obstacles zone in order to provide fair conditions of transition to each teams. We received very good feedbacks from the participating federations on this choice.”  Jean-Pierre Brisou, head of discipline for the Organising Committee.

A full debriefing of the three test events will take place in the coming month with all the actors involved. It will then be shared with the Federation Equestre Internationale late September to better prepare the home stretch before the event.

The Organising Committee particularly wishes to thank all those who contributed to the success of this event and gives appointment to the public, all competitors and participating countries in a year, for 15 days of sporting achievement and festivities. 

Full results are available here

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