Bernal and Team Colombia Win Goal at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games

Tue, 08/03/2010 - 18:58
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games

The equestrian events of the Central American and Caribbean Games were held in San Juan some 300 kilometres from the main Games venue in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The people of San Juan had this unique opportunity to enjoy the Games and Dressage was the first discipline to take place in Bayamon Park.

The team competition was interrupted for some time just before the last few riders due to a tremendous rain-storm, but the action continued when the storm abated. Colombian rider Marco Bernal’s mark of 70.053% with Farewall IV was instrumental in helping Colombia to team gold ahead of silver medalists, Guatemala, whose top scorer was Christa Dauber with 69.789%. Team bronze went to Mexico.

Two days later the individual medals were contested in the Prix St George. Riders participated in reverse order of merit from the team results, but only the Prix St George scores counted for the medals.

Antonio Rivera (MEX) riding Naval, a Spanish bred stallion that had finished fifth in the previous rankings, scored 69.530% to squeeze into the medals and claim the bronze. Yvonne Lozos (DOM) took silver with 70.737% and Marco Bernal held on to add the individual title to his team gold with 71.526%.

Guatemala's Christa Dauber lost some rhythm and with 68.895%, almost a full point less than her Nations Cup ride, lost out on the medals to finish fourth place.

A total of 25 Dressage riders from nine countries finished this XXI edition of the Central American and Caribbean Games that included not only countries from Central America, but also those in the Caribbean, including Mexico which is geographically in North America, but with some of the country in the Caribbean.

Photo © Anwar Esquivel Contreras

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