Mixed Team Eventing claims Bronze, 1996 Atlanta

Blyth Tait riding Chesterfield, Vaughn Jefferis riding Bounce, Andrew Nicholson riding Jagermeister II and Vicki Latta riding Broadcast News claimed the Bronze Medal (Mark Todd was in the team but was ineligible for a medal because he did not complete the event). Latta’s role was limited after she suffered a serious fall during the cross-country section.

It was unfortunate because she’d had a good dressage performance, but her fall in the cross-country was so bad that spectators considered she was fortunate not to have broken her neck. After solid but unspectacular dressage and cross-country rounds, Jagermeister II excelled in the show-jumping, and Nicholson piloted the horse around the course without knocking over a rail, and with time faults of just 2.25 points. It was enough to sneak the New Zealand team into third, just ahead of France.

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