I am humbled and inspired

Angelika Trabert

Born with no legs, Dr. Angelika Trabert is now a medal-winning Paralympian – and an anaesthetist. Her motto is “it’s ability, not disability, that counts”. Angela has competed in Para-Equestrian dressage for 27 years and came into Tryon after a three year break from competition. She came in fourth in Tyron, but she has impressed […]

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The Flying Frenchman Wins Individual Gold in Vaulting

I watched quite a bit of the vaulting during the World Equestrian Games and while it’s a discipline I don’t know much about, the performances were captivating. Certainly, vaulting brings to mind trick riding or circus performances, but the discipline actually goes back to ancient times. Some consider vaulting to have initiated with “bull leaping” […]

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Simone Blum wins Show Jumping Individual Gold

Simone Blum wins individual gold

Yesterday, at our hunt, we talked about how women dominate the sport at the lower levels but are often left off the podium at the highest competition. Well, Simone Blum (Germany) has just become the first woman to win the show jumping individual gold at the World Equestrian Games riding her longtime partner DSP Alice. […]

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US Show Jumping Team Claims Gold at WEG

US Team wins gold in showjumping

The US Show Jumping Team became the first US team to win the gold show jumping medal at the World Equestrian Games, which was even more exciting given the North Carolina location. Going into the finals tied with Sweden, all four riders from both teams had to compete, and it came down to time after […]

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Highlights from the first week at WEG

British Team wins Eventing Gold

The WEG video gives a nice compilation of the different disciplines highlighted at the World Equestrian Games. However, for me the highlight of the first week at WEG was the Eventing. How disappointing for Ingrid Klimke to bring down the back rail of the final jump in Stadium? With no rails in hand, it dropped […]

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WEG Show Jumping Monday at 10 a.m.

Ingrid Klimke and Bob

All 70 horse presented at final inspection for WEG eventing today were accepted by the ground jury although five horses were held and represented. Two of the Irish horses were held (Ireland is in second place). Stellor Rebound, ridden by Sarah Ennis (who also sit in the individual bronze medal position) and Ardagh Highlight, ridden […]

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More Cancellations at WEG plus XC Results

Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob OLD

Here’s the good news: cross country day at WEG went well. The footing held up and the course was challenging but not dangerous. There were 26 numbered obstacles (40 total jumping efforts when taking all the direct routes, after 23A and 24B ) and the time limit was 10 minutes flat. Ingrid Klimke and SAP […]

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WEG Update – Weather Causes Rescheduling

Hurricane Florence is making her presence felt at the World Equestrian Games. Although Saturday’s schedule is proceeding as planned, heavy rain is forecast for Saturday night through Sunday. As a result, the Stadium Jumping phase of eventing has been moved from Sunday to Monday and along with the Dressage Freestyle. Currently, Germany has shown it’s […]

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