Sophie Wells wins second gold

Competing in the Grade V Freestyle , Britain’s Sophie Wells and her ride, C Fatal Attraction, owned by Charlotte Hogg, delivered a magnificent test to score 80.75 per cent and win her fourth Individual world gold – her second in Tryon.

Speaking after her dressage test, a delighted Sophie said; “He was a little bit tense today and on edge but he’s come out this week and given me everything.

“I was a little bit stressed last night as I thought it may be too difficult and we have only done it once at Hartpury but he’s come out today made me very proud.

Sophie Wells on her way to her second gold medal
Photo: © BEF / Jon Stroud Media

“When you miss out on an Individual Gold (WEG 2014) after training everyday it’s hard, but to achieve this after a big gap like I’ve had is amazing; that’s why Rio (Olympic Games 2016) was so special because I missed out on the gold in London (Olympic Games 2012) too.”

Commenting on Great Britain’s success, she added; “The British team is amazing and it’s so hard to get on the team and selection is a massive hurdle that you have to overcome.

“We have a lot of good riders with a lot of horse power and we’re seeing that more across the world – yesterday (the team competition) proved that. The standard of the riders, the training and the horses is amazing for the sport and it makes proud to be a part of it – but that means you have to fight.”

Grade V Freestyle final standings: Gold, Sophie Wells MBE and C Fatal Attraction | Silver, Frank Hosmar and Alphaville N.O.P | Bronze, Tomoko Nakamura and Djazz F.

Full results from Tryon can be found online at:


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