Thailand wins the first medal at FEI champs

Thailand wins the first medal at FEI champs

From left: Chef d'equipe Col. Vithai Laithomya, Pakjira Thongpakdi, HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya, Arinadtha Chavatanont, Apisada Bannagijsophon
From left: Chef d'equipe Col. Vithai Laithomya, Pakjira Thongpakdi, HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya, Arinadtha Chavatanont, Apisada Bannagijsophon

Thailand secured the first medal of FEI Asian Championships Pattaya 2019 in Dressage Team competition Sunday in their home country.

Chinese Taipei Team and Indonesian Team came in second and third place.

HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya led Thai rider team to scoop the first gold medal for Dressage team at the first ever FEI Asian Championships Pattaya 2019 hosted by Thailand Equestrian Federation.

The Thai contingent, spearheaded by the Princess, competes with participants from 15 countries and about 100 horses in three Olympic disciplines — dressage, jumping and eventing — in the championships at the Thai Polo and Equestrian Club from Dec 1-8.

Korean rider Dongheon Nam took the top score 68.353%, followed by Asian Games Bronze medalist Larasati Gading 67.441% and Arinadtha Chavatanont 67.265%.


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