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Sights Set on Olympic Qualification for NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 18, 2018, 7:07 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – The NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team arrives at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 with a primary goal of Tokyo 2020 Olympic team qualification and a spot on the podium. Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, a top-six placing is needed from the U.S. team of Laura Kraut with Zeremonie, Devin Ryan with Eddie Blue, Adrienne Sternlicht with Cristalline, and McLain Ward with Clinta, if they are to secure their team invite to Tokyo. With the support of a home...

Grade IV Individual Test Initiates Para-Equestrian Dressage Competition at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 18, 2018, 5:47 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. - U.S. para-equestrian dressage got underway at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 on Tuesday with the Grade IV Individual Test. U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte athletes Angela Peavy with Royal Dark Chocolate and Kate Shoemaker with Solitaer 40 made their first appearance of the WEG, performing satisfactory tests. Both combinations held their own and made personal strides, placing sixth and seventh, respectively. Angela Peavy and Royal...

“Horses Really Do Help”

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Sep 18, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

Lilian Schaffer and Special in January. Photo: Alison Schaffer Things were looking good for 17-year-old equestrian Lilian Schaffer in the summer of 2017. Just three years into her showing career, she already had achieved some promising results and, more importantly, she’d discovered a deep and fulfilling connection with horses and the equestrian community. Lilian, who lives in Denver, Colo., had joined her barn’s Interscholastic Equestrian Association team in 2014. She went with...

U.S. Para-Dressage Rider Roxanne “Roxie” Trunnell Overcomes Physical Challenges

by Betsy LaBelle | Sep 18, 2018, 10:00 AM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. - Roxanne “Roxie” Trunnell prepares to take on the toughest championship competitions at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG). She is one of the four selected U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte athletes. Roxie has an incredible story about overcoming enormous physical challenges with gratefulness towards family, her personal team, and the para community. In 2018, the entire U.S. para-equestrian dressage team and staff...

Dutton and Z in Top 15, Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Finishes Eighth at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 17, 2018, 7:29 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – The FEI World Eventing Team and Individual Championships came to a nerve-wracking conclusion on Monday at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. The remnants of Hurricane Florence forced the rescheduling of the show jumping phase to Monday. Alan Wade’s show jumping track proved challenging as several rails fell throughout the day. The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team remained focused and determined in their quest for Olympic qualification through the...

U.S. Vaulting Team Ready for Competition at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 17, 2018, 12:29 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – The U.S. Vaulting Team is primed to compete at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018. Chef d’Equipe Emma Seely will lead the talented team of athletes who have demonstrated their skill and competitive drive in the individual female, individual male, pas de deux, and squad divisions throughout the year. Tessa Divita, Mary McCormick, and Elizabeth Osborn will represent the U.S. Vaulting Team in the FEI World Individual Female Vaulting Championship....

Home FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 Gives U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte Extra Push in Podium Endeavor

by Dana Rossmeier, US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 17, 2018, 11:13 AM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. –The U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte will siphon the positive home crowd energy when they begin their FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 podium campaign, beginning on Tuesday, September 18. The team of Rebecca Hart, Angela Peavy, Kate Shoemaker, and Roxanne Trunnell, led by Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt, will perform the FEI Individual Test in their respective grades on Tuesday and Wednesday. Individual medals will be awarded in each...

Arabian Horses Return to Idaho for Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 17, 2018, 11:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) is headed back to Nampa, Idaho, for the 2018 Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show from September 18-22, at the Ford Idaho Horse Park . Arabian horse trainers and exhibitors travel from all over the United States and Canada to participate. This unique show is the only Sport Horse competition offered by a breed association. Don Stine Photography Celebrating its 16 th anniversary, Sport Horse Nationals is set to...

Thoughts from Michel Assouline

by Betsy LaBelle | Sep 17, 2018, 10:00 AM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. - This year’s FEI World Equestrian Games™ includes four strong competitive nations including Great Britain, Holland, Denmark, and Germany. The U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte is prepared to fight for a spot on that podium this week. Starting approximately a year ago, Michel Assouline, the former British gold medal-winning head coach, took on a role with the U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte and helped to set in motion...

Lynn Symansky and Donner Shine on Cross-Country Day at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 15, 2018, 9:50 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – In their continued quest for Olympic qualification, the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team tackled Captain Mark Phillips’s technical cross-country course at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. All U.S. team combinations completed the world-championship track and are in eighth place on the leaderboard, which is within reach of the threshold to punch the U.S. ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. With Japan currently sitting in fourth and a secured Tokyo...