WEG 2018

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Is this the future for WEG?

WEG Diary Final Entry: It’s a Wrap!

There were many things that went wrong here in Tryon. The state of the facility’s readiness and overall lack of preparedness, a paucity of spectators, the re-start and then cancellation of endurance, the loss of two horses, numerous incidents and…

Steve Guerdat, Thomas Fuchs and son Martin Fuchs.

WEG Diary Sept. 23: Accentuate the Positive

It seems to me that the winners here at Tryon are “unbelievably happy” and the losers “are building towards Tokyo”. Canada has come away from WEG with not a single medal from the seven disciplines in which they competed. It…

Driving Drama

Oh my goodness who would have thought there was so much drama in the driving world. We had our fill today, on and off the marathon course. First, Germany’s Christoph Sandmann was eliminated after one of his wheelers slipped and…

Gold medalist Adrienne Sternlicht with her family (from left) grandmother Harriet, dad Barry, mom Millie, brother Will and "mind coach" Peter Crone.

WEG Diary Sept 21: A River Too Wide

Olympic qualification for Canada’s jumpers will have to wait another year. The girls and guys just couldn’t swing it this time. The odds were against them, of course. Only three clear rounds would have moved them up to qualifying position…

Erynn Ballard and new boyfriend Jim Weir, Equestrian Management Group (EMG) partner of the Caledon Equestrian Park shows.

Sept. 20: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

We did it! Canada kept it together when others failed. Team spirit and a collective effort pulled her back from the brink and raised her the only two rungs she needed to climb today. As I wrote yesterday, 12 is…

Pam Young and Canadian Jumping Team member Kara Chad. "Kara wasn't even born when I started in this business!"

WEG Diary: Eight Days And Counting

To start the eighth day of WEG I popped over to the Vaulting arena this morning to watch some freestyles before whizzing over to the Tryon Stadium to catch the Canadian para riders and then nipping back and forth to…

Jon Garner with Pamela Young.

Catching up with Canada’s chef de mission Jon Garner

Canada’s chef de mission Jon Garner, a first-timer in this role, says he wasn’t traumatized at the unfinished state of the Tryon International Equestrian Park when he arrived a week before the fun began on September 12. “We’d heard rumblings…

Pamela and Jon Garner, Canada's chef de mission, in front of Fighting Stallions.

WEG Diary, Sept. 18: Credit Where Credit Is Due

I’d like to hark back one day to reflect on the superb results achieved in the Eventing World Championship by the British and Irish squads. One nation flies first class and is supported by Lottery Funding to the tune of…

Pamela with Selena, Canada's top finisher with Foxwood High.

WEG Diary, Sept. 17: BEEP BEEP BEEP

Beep beep beep. That sound can account for many different things. Clocks, alarms, a busy signal. Or reversing vehicles warning us of impending doom should one stand directly behind it. Ernck ernck ernck is a new sound for me. As…

Conduct Unbecoming

Last night fellow journalist Pamela Young and I popped into the Ruby Tuesday beside our hotel for a bite to eat and a glass of wine. We chose a quiet booth adjacent to the bar so we could catch up…

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