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EQUESTRIAN: Gold and silver for Dunham
5:45pm Sunday 25th August 2013 in Sport
BROAD Hinton veteran Anne Dunham added another two medals to her extensive career collection as she helped Great Britain to team gold and claimed an individual silver medal at the FEI European Para-Dressage Championships in Denmark.
Multiple Paralympic champion Dunham, who will turn 65 next month, helped her country retain their unbeaten status at championship level since 1996, while clinched second spot behind teammate Sophie Christiansen in the Grade Ia catgory in Herning.
Dunham and LJT Lucas Normark scored 75.174 per cent and said: “He was much softer, more engaged and he stayed so calm.
"I’m just really pleased with him today. He was fantastic and it felt like the best test he’s done with me; it may not have been our personal best but it he was accurate and off the leg.''
A team total of 453.585 gave Britain a comfortable margin of victory over silver medallists Germany of more than 24 per cent with hosts Denmark snatching bronze from a up-and-coming Italian quartet.
Chef d’Equipe David Hunter commented; “We’ve had a very good competition to date. The dedication and expertise of our riders, horses and support staff has been outstanding and I couldn’t ask for more. I’m humbled and proud to lead such a superb group.
"The atmosphere in the camp is extremely buoyant. We’re all pulling in the right direction and hopefully the scores in the freestyles (today) will too.''
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