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!
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central time, join Eric Dierks for a live stream interview with David O'Connor. David was an alternate for the 1988 Summer Olympics, and riding Wilton Fair, was part of the U.S. team at the 1990 World Equestrian Games, where he placed 35th individually and the team finished fourth.
Billy Jackson was introduced to horses at a young age through his local 4-H program. “One of my mom's close friends was a large animal vet and she really encouraged me to stay with it,” Jackson said. As an adult, he is a Marketing Project Manager, and when he’s not at work, he’s a lower level eventer based at Poplar Place Farm.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
It is with great disappointment and regret, which we know will be shared by many, that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Badminton Horse Trials which was due to be held “behind closed doors” between May 5 and May 9. This cancellation also includes the BE90 and BE100 Championships (May 4 and 5).