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!
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