Tag Archives: 2014 WEG

No pressure – Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam 2014 WEG,Riders

Michael Jung celebrating his 2012 Olympic gold medal at his welcome home party in Germany. A legend in the making, Michael Jung does not allow any outside pressure to influence his riding. In an interview with horse web.de, he stated, “I always put pressure on myself to do well. Going in to WEG as favourites for team and individual gold does not put on more pressure. If you allow yourself to feel pressure from the outside then you make mistakes, so I concentrate on what I have to do and put everything else out of my mind.” Master of all three…

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Canada’s four-star producer – Selena O’Hanlon 2014 WEG,Riders

Aboard Colombo, Selena O’Hanlon was riding high in 2010 as a Canadian team silver medalist at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Four years later she is back to show the world some more Canadian grit, this time on Foxwood High. Owned by John and Judy Rumble, Foxwood High is an 11-year-old, Canadian Sport Horse gelding and Selena brought him up the upper levels herself. Producing four-star horses is something she is mastering as she piloted two around Rolex earlier this year. Selena and her second Rolex mount, Bellaney Rock, were named as alternates for the Canadian WEG team. He is…

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WEG take two – Canada’s Hawley Bennett-Awad 2014 WEG,Riders

Livingstone (Hank), Hawley Bennett-Awad’s first team horse, campaigned at the advanced level for eleven years, running numerous four stars. Horses are far from disposable to Hawley, she explained, “I don’t have a lot of money so if these horses break that’s it, my toys are done. I have to do everything I can to protect them and help them along the way.” “When I got Hank I only had the one horse and I came from a family with no money. If he broke, I had nothing. I never really ran him fast at horse trials, but every time he…

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Phoenix: Pavarotti replaces A Little Romance due to injury 2014 WEG,Riders

Unfortunately, A Little Romance has a foot abscess after pulling a shoe on Friday while making her last gallop before leaving for the World Equestrian Games (WEG). Jessica stated in the press release, “Don and Anita Leschied and I feel it’s in A Little Romance’s best interest to withdraw her from the WEG as she heals from this injury. We want to thank Equine Canada for their diligence, assistance and support in handling this situation and for giving A Little Romance the opportunity to represent Canada. This horse has an amazing future ahead of her and we are excited to…

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It’s about time for Sinead fans 2014 WEG,Riders

Sinead Halpin almost took the ditch when she read the news. Finally, her and Manoir de Carneville (Tate) would be riding for the USA at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG). After receiving an email earlier in the day that riders would be informed of the selections around 6:00 pm, Sinead was anxious on her drive home from the barn. Then she received a text message from Hannah Sue Burnett that read, ‘I got the email,’ Sinead checked her phone. To her delight, she was one of the riders chosen and at that point, she almost went off-roading. Sinead’s anxiety…

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Phoenix is ready with a mare and a spare Riders

She is one of Canada’s hardest working eventers and despite leaving tomorrow to compete at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG), she rode this weekend at Wits End Horse Horse Trials on four horses and coached eight students. This will be her second WEG and this time she is on the team. Canada is looking to secure a coveted Olympic qualification and Jess and A Little Romance are prepared. A Little Romance is owned by Anita and Don Leschied of Ontario. Pavarotti is her WEG alternate horse and he is owned by Don Good. Recently, Jess sat down with Eventing Connect to have a chat before heading…

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Hartpury: Burton wins, the Prices take 2nd and 3rd 2014 events,Events

Christopher Burton on his WEG mount took the win with a 44.2, finishing on his dressage score at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials CIC3*. Tim Price on Wesko his WEG mount finished second and his, wife Jonelle Price on Classic Moet took third with a 48.7. Both Tim and Jonelle will be competing at WEG. Burton and Jonelle Price were the only two to make the time on Eric Winter’s updated course. Firm ground was a concern for William Fox Pitt riding Parklane Hawk and he mentioned on his website that he might not run Parker despite…

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Living the American dream – Boyd style 2014 WEG,Riders

Photo by Nathalie Lawson “I live, eat, breath, sleep horses. This is all I do; this is all I think about. I am a bit obsessive-compulsive, I am thinking about it all the time. I don’t have that many outside interests other than horses,” said Boyd Martin, member of the United States, World Equestrian Games (WEG) team. This dedication, a bold move to the United States, friendship, true love and a knack for business, makes Boyd a poster child for the American Dream. (About the poster thing…also because he is movie star gorgeous.) Aussie carves out eventing career in America…

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Who goes to WEG – Best riders or paperwork keeners? 2014 WEG,Riders

Riding for Canada at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) was a life long dream for eventer, Kathryn Robinson. That dream finally came true in June 2014…for about ten days. One might automatically think that the dream-ending culprit was an injury. Not even close. If you followed the Canadian WEG selection, you will remember that there was an initial press release from Equine Canada to announce Kathryn as part the team on June 20th, 2014. Strangely, another press release on July 2nd, 2014, announced a correction to the team selection. It stated “Kathryn Robinson, Kettering, GBR, formerly named to the WEG…

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