Caen, France – Canadian Olympian David Marcus of Campbellville, ON, riding Chrevi’s Capital placed 34th individually at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.
In order to accommodate 100 competitors representing 31 countries in the dressage portion of World Equestrian Games competition, the opening phase of Grand Prix was held over two days on Aug. 25 and 26. Marcus and Chrevi’s Capital competed in wet conditions on opening day, earning a score of 70.357% for 12th place in the provisional standings. At the conclusion of Grand Prix competition on Tuesday, Marcus and Chrevi’s Capital finished 34th overall in the final standings.
“It’s been a long road to get here and, for me, the World Equestrian Games has been an amazing experience,” said Marcus. “Unfortunately, my 34th place finish won’t get me through to the next round, but I couldn’t be happier or more proud of my horse, my team and my ride.”
The top 30 riders following the Grand Prix move forward to the Grand Prix Special on Wednesday.
With his 34th place finish, Marcus came very close to making the cut.
As a team, Canada finished in ninth place with 211.714 points. Joining Marcus on the Canadian Dressage Team was Megan Lane of Loretto, ON, riding Caravella; Karen Pavicic of Surrey, BC, riding Don Daiquiri; and Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON, riding Anton.
Germany won Team Gold with a total of 241.700, followed by Great Britain for Silver with 231.343. The Netherlands took the Bronze Medal with 227.400.
Chrevi’s Capital will now enjoy a well-deserved rest while Marcus turns his attention to his second Grand Prix mount, Don Kontes. Marcus and the 14-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding have been invited to the inaugural Central Park Horse Show, presented by Rolex, to be held in the heart of New York City from Sept, 18 to 21.
Marcus made his Olympic debut at the 2012 London Olympic Games, and, in 2013, won the North American World Cup League