The horses and athletes have arrived in Tryon and the finishing touches on the massive Tryon International Equestrian Center are down to the wire with competition commencing on September 12th. Over the next two weeks, horse fans from around the world will be treated to the highest level of equestrian competition across multiple disciplines.
It should come as no surprise that two members of the Combined Driving and
Eventing teams are based out of the Ocala region, as we are a hotbed for both
sports! Live Oak Plantation is home to Chester Weber, the highest ranked
combined driving professional in the US. At 18 Chester became the youngest
competitor to make the USET World Pairs Championships in the Netherlands. He
has achieved 14 U.S. Equestrian Federation Four-in-Hand National Champion
titles, including an Individual Silver Medal in the Four-in-Hand FEI World Driving
Championships, three World Equestrian Games silver medals, and the number
one slot on the FEI world rankings.
Lauren Kieffer, who is based out of Meredyth South Farm in Ocala, FL in the winter, has one of the most impressive resumes in the sport of eventing. She has been named to multiple high performance lists since 2009, was the 2016 USEF National CCI4* Champion, has represented the US on multiple Nations Cup teams, as well as the 2016 Rio Olympic USA Eventing Team. At the 2018 WEG in Tryon she will be riding Vermiculus, owned by Mrs. Jacqueline Mars, who owns Meredith South Farm and who’s Mars Candies is Title Sponsor of the WEG Eventing Competition.
In addition, we have multiple connections within the dressage team, so the crew at OHP will be attending the WEG to cheer on our friends who will be proudly representing the United States. Keep an eye on our social media for frequent updates!
TEAM USA COMBINED DRIVING
Wrigley Miller, Misdee
TEAM USA EVENTING
Coleman, Will – Tight Lines
Dutton, Phillip – Z
Kieffer, Lauren – Vermiculus
Martin, Boyrd – Tsetserleg
Symansky, Lynn – Donner
TEAM USA DRESSAGE
Graves, Laura – Verdades
Lyle, Adrienne – Salvino
Perry-Glass, Kasey – GoerkLintgaards Dublet
Peters, Steffen – Suppenkasper
OUR GUIDE TO MEDIA AND LIVE COVERAGE OF THE WEG
There is a large amount of information to digest regarding all the different team competitions, so we’ve simplified things by breaking down the most important information. Please see below for a complete list of the US Teams per discipline, and our guide to online media and live streaming TV coverage.