The eventing ride times have been released for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). With the release comes the designation of team and individual riders. Each team can start up to four riders with the best three scores counting. Countries are also allowed to have one individual rider.
The U.S. drew fifth in the order and will send out William Coleman and Tight Lines, the Conair Syndicate’s 11-year-old French Thoroughbred gelding first. Coleman will head down centerline at 9:24 a.m. on Thursday. Next out will be Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg, Christine Turner’s 11-year-old Trakehner gelding who is the only other U.S. representative on Thursday at 1:39 p.m. Lynn Symansky will be the third team rider with her veteran, Donner, a 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by the Donner Syndicate. They ride at 10:19 a.m. Phillip Dutton and Z, the 10-year-old Zangersheide gelding owned by Thomas Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, Suzanne Lacy, Caroline Moran, and Ann Jones will anchor the team at 2:42 p.m. on Friday.
Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus, Jacqueline Mars’ 11-year-old Anglo-Arabian gelding will be representing the U.S. as an individual. They ride dressage on Thursday at 4:25 p.m.
Find full start orders and live scores here. Keep an eye on the USEA’s social media throughout the day for the latest updates on WEG and Team USA!
Pan Am Games team gold medalist Tamra Smith and Mai Baum and five-star pairs Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 and Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin headline a strong Advanced field when Twin Rivers begins an exciting season of eventing competition this weekend.
The USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) and Young Event Horse (YEH) programs have around 30 qualifying competitions each, and youngsters around the country are about to begin their seasons aimed at Championships.
As the season begins to turn, the temperature begins to drop, turnout time becomes more limited, schedules shift to accommodate the waning daylight and the possibility for a colicky horse increases. While the exact environmental causes of colic are not well understood, a commonly accepted theory is that any abrupt changes to a horse’s environment or schedule can increase the risk of colic.