Aachen, Germany – July 13, 2016 – McLain Ward and CC Carlos Z sealed the scored top honors on Wednesday during one of the first events at CHIO Aachen. Ward and his teammates, Laura Kraut and Beezie Madden, locked in three top-10 finishes for the U.S. Equestrian Team.
Ward rode a clear round with a time of 27.77 seconds to earn the top spot on the leaderboard with Double H Farm’s 14-year-old Zangersheide gelding. The only other competitor to secure a time less than 30 seconds was Ireland’s Jonathan Gordon and his horse Fellini 131, who settled for second place with a time of 29.87 seconds.
Laura Kraut earned the fifth-place spot with St. Bride’s Farm’s 9-year-old Holsteiner gelding Confu and a time of 30.44 seconds, edging out Madden and Breitling LS, owned by Abigail Wexner by less than half a second. Madden and the 10-year-old stallion claimed sixth place with a time of 30.60 seconds.