Team USA Dominates Reining At The World Equestrian Games

Sep 13, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Mill Spring, N.C.—Sept. 13

The U.S. athletes spun and slid their way to reining team gold Wednesday night at the World Equestrian Games.

Cade McCutcheon and Custom Made Gun led the U.S. effort with the highest individual score, and it was the fifth time in a row the U.S. team has won the team gold medal at the WEG. Casey Deary and Heavy Duty Chex, Dan Huss and Ms Dreamy and Jordan Larson aboard ARC Gunnabeabigstar rounded out the U.S. effort.

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The U.S. team salutes the home crowd after their gold-medal finish. Photo by Ann Glavan.

“I was really nervous, but having all these guys at the gate with me really helped,” McCutcheon said. “Their words of encouragement made a big difference.”

Reining competition at the WEG will finish up Saturday night with the individual medal final. Check out our shots from the team competition!

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Jordan Larson and ARC Gunnabeabigstar of team USA go for a gallop in their large fast circle. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Sportsmanship ruled in the medal ceremony. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Team USA belts and buckles. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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U.S. rider Cade McCutcheon (right) cheers on his team mate. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Dan Huss and Ms Dreamy slide to a stop for team USA. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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High fives all around after Dan Huss and Ms Dreamy’s stellar run. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Robin Schoeller and Wimpy Kaweah gallop by for team Germany, who took the team bronze. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Franco Bertolani and Wimpys Littlecolonel of Brazil were sliding in fine form. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Belgium took team silver. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Bernard Fonck and What A Wave spin around for team Belgium. Photo by Ann Glavan.
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Yonathan Baruch and High Roller Whiz for team Israel. Photo by Ann Glavan.

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We’ll be onsite for the full two weeks of WEG to bring you all the news you need to know plus gorgeous photos and insight into the competition. Be sure to check out the Oct. 8 issue of the Chronicle for detailed analysis.

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