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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 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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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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