Donner says Hello from France!! As the only American bred OTTB competing at the WEG, Donner is working extra hard to prove that his breed is the best out there. Ex-racehorses for the win!
It is now officially two days from the beginning of WEG, and both North American teams ship out to headquarters at Normandy on Monday. Several other countries have suffered last minute losses, but our riders are doing us proud and everything is going incredibly well (so I hope I don’t jinx it!).
Most importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM!!! Two WEG team members with birthdays in the same week?? How is this possible!
Check out Team USA’s awesome custom Ride Safe bracelets (plus the ladies are rocking patriotic nails)!
Team USA took a break today from training to watch the racehorses gallop in Chantilly, which is ridiculously beautiful. They have a two mile gallop in the forrest, and it could not be more picturesque if it tried.
The U.S. grooms took advantage of their time in France by taking an afternoon trip to Paris, which I can tell you is never a waste of time.
The Canadians loaded up today and went off property to have a proper show jumping school, practicing full courses and full height.
Check out Jessica Phoenix & Pavarotti, that horse loves jumping!
Ginny wants to be sure that you don’t leave her out of the jumping fun, because if there is anybody who loves jumping the most of all, it’s Gin & Juice!
Team Ireland is looking very spiffy and ready to go! I’m personally rooting for Aoife Clark and Camilla Speirs….Irish underdogs!
— Team IRL Equestrian (@TeamIRLEq) August 22, 2014
Andrew Nicholson is debuting his new book after the WEG at Burghley, but his NZ teammates get an early copy. All of them are lining up to get autographs!
Not to be outdone, those Australians are pretty snazzy looking! Everyone is posing for their team photos, what’s up USA? Where is ours?
— Paul Tapner (@TapnerEventing) August 22, 2014
Michael Jung is recovering from his (and our) disappointment of the withdrawal of Sam, and moving forward with fischerRocana, a promising young mount. I present to you, Team Germany!
And to cap off your Friday night social media roundup, I give you Scha Scha, stealing the Team USA lorry. Look. At. That. Face.