Charlotte Dujardin’s record score riding Valegro helped Britain take a slender lead over Germany on Friday after the two-day first round of the Olympic dressage competition.
Dujardin’s score of 83.663 broke the Olympic record.
US Results: US rider Steffen Peters, a four-time Olympian and a former World Cup champion on Ravel, scored 77.705, finishing in sixth individually. Rafalca, co-owned by the wife of US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and ridden by Jan Ebeling, scored 70.243 percent to place 30th out of 50 riders. Tina Konyot and Colecto V scored 70.456 and Adrienne Lyle and Wizard finsished on 69.468. Going into the next round of the dressage competion, the US team is in fifth place behind Great British, Germany, Netherlands and Denmark.
Dressage competition continues August 7 for the dressage team medal and August 7 and 9 for the individual medal.
Photo: Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro break Olympic record with score of 83.663 in the dressage competiton August 3 at the 2012 London Olympic Games / Diana DeRosa photo
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