Germany wins gold in Olympic equestrian team event



LONDON (AP) — Germany has won its second consecutive Olympic gold medal in equestrian team eventing, beating out hometown favorite Britain with Zara Phillips riding before her royal family.

Britain won the silver and New Zealand the bronze.

Princes William and Harry and William’s wife Kate were in the stands to cheer on their cousin Phillips and the rest of the British squad. But Phillips and British teammate Nicola Wilson knocked down rails, dashing Britain’s chances for gold.

Eventing combines the discipline of dressage with the endurance of cross-country and skill of show jumping.