A pesky rail has seen Briar Burnett-Grant and her Australasian team-mates finish just off the podium.
Kiwi trainer Hannah Burnett-Grant said the team were gutted after finishing on four faults from the top three riders. “We were so close to jumping off for gold,” she said. “It has been a very close competition.”
Briar, who was clear on the opening day of the teams’ competition had a “lazy” rail this morning. “She gave him the perfect ride today,” said Hannah.
Briar was pleased with their efforts. “It was just a really unfortunate soft rail at a vertical that gave us the four faults,” she said. “Now we have a couple of days off before the individual competition which I am really looking forward to.”
Australian Madi Sinderberry and Omar Almarzooqi (UAE) were both clear today with Arshia Najafinia (IRI) and Briar on four faults and Mohammed Alqashouti (QAT) picking up 28.
North America won the gold in a jump-off against Europe, Africa took bronze with their single time fault, South America were fourth and Australasia fifth.
October 10, 2018
By Diana Dobson