CNN: Bill Levett on WEG, William Fox-Pitt on Beating Germany

With the first horse inspection for eventing at the World Equestrian Games just three weeks away, we’re starting to see a lot of exciting videos and interviews about the competitors surfacing on the web. CNN just released an interview with Bill Levett, who will ride on the Australia team with Shannondale Titan.

Bill, 51, has been trying to represent his country at an international championship for the past 20 years. He was named as a reserve for Australia’s team at the 2012 London Olympic Games but had to withdraw due to injury. Now, he’s finally getting the chance to accomplish his dream.

We’ve been lucky enough to have Bill teach a series of clinics in the States in recent months — you can read a clinic report by EN reader Rachel Wilks here — and EN caught up with him at Badminton to talk about his two top horses, Shannondale Titan and Silk Stone. You can watch that interview here.

CNN also spoke to Great Britian WEG team members Zara Phillip and William Fox-Pitt. William predicts that Germany, the 2012 Olympic gold medal team, will go in as the favorites, but he also points out that Team GB “toppled” the Germans in Kentucky, so it’s really anyone’s game.

Keep it locked on EN for much more from WEG as we countdown the final weeks to Normandy. Go Eventing.

WEG Links: [Website] [EN’s Coverage]


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