U.S. equestrians leading Pan Am

Horse Racing

October 26, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

FAIR HILL - The U.S. Equestrian Team increased its lead yesterday in the Pan American Eventing Championship at the 2003 Fair Hill International Festival in the Country.

World-class riders and drivers are competing in a variety of equestrian events at the Fair Hill Natural Resources Area through today.

The U.S. turned in a perfect performance over the cross country course to finish the second of the three phases with its first-phase dressage score of 170.0 penalties. Canada, who scored 186.2 in dressage, is second after cross country with 301.0, and Brazil is third with a score of 1372.4.

Individually, U.S. rider David O'Connor of The Plains, Va., the 2000 Sydney Olympic individual Gold Medalist, leads with a two-phase score of 51.6 on Courting Danger.

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