Great Britain’s Amanda Derbyshire finishes her championship campaign in seventeenth place, on a final score of 17.48 penalties, after the first round of the Individual Final of the jumping competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina, USA. Today's individual jumping final, which is split into two rounds - A and B, saw the top 25 combinations from the last four days of competition come forward to contest the first round on Sunday morning.
On board Gochman Sport Horse LLC’s Luibanta BH, the combination made a great start to their round but unfortunately had two fences to pick up eight jumping penalties just before the finish.
“The first part of the round was really good and I think she [Luibanta BH] was really unlucky with the first rail that she had," Amanda said, "I don’t see how we could have done anything different. The second rail was my fault and I’ll take that. One less pole would have meant we were in the final 12 but we’ll go away and think about how we can do better next time.
“All in all, I couldn’t have asked for a better week - I never expected to reach the final. This horse is a horse of a lifetime and she has tried her best all week.”
The second round of the final saw Germany's Simone Blum (DSP Alice) take the gold, ahead of Switzerland's Martin Fuchs (Clooney), with Steve Guerdat (Bianca) clinching the bronze.
Full results from Tryon can be found online at: https://tryon2018.com/officialresults