2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Eventing

2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Eventing

Karen O'Connor says "the depth in the quality of horses and riders will be like nothing we've seen before," in the Chronicle's World Games Preview Issue. She predicts that the Germans will be the ones to beat again, but the U.S. team will be in the hunt for sure. See how it all plays out in our online coverage.

Germany's Sandra Auffarth earns individual gold in eventing, and Germany takes the team medal.
“Every footfall for 11 minutes was hard work.” Thus spoke Great Britain’s William Fox-Pitt, the leader after cross-country in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games aboard Chilli Morning.
The U.S. team came into the cross-country portion of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in good spirits with high expectations. Although they’d drawn first in the order, it seemed like that might even be an advantage given that everyone expected the water-logged footing to deteriorate over the day.
Wild Lone, a horse ridden by Great Britain’s Harry Meade, collapsed and died at the conclusion of his cross-country course today at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. A post mortem will be performed on the horse to establish a cause of death.
Sandra Auffarth leads the Germans to the top of the leaderboard, but Team USA is still in the hunt heading into cross-country day.
If there was one refrain repeated in every interview today, it was, “This isn’t going to be a dressage competition.”
Blogger Lynn Symansky checks in from soggy France with a pre-dressage post. She tells us that the cross-country footing combined with the course is going to make this a real championship test.
Six of the country's top horses and riders are primed to compete as a team and as individuals on the Land Rover U.S. Eventing team. Get to know them better here.
The reigning World Champion and Olympic gold medalist won't be competing in Normandy.
After Park Trader showed signs of an injury, Buck Davidson decided to withdraw the horse–who was listed as an alternate—from World Games contention.
The World Games eventing horses jogged in front of the picturesque chateau at Haras du Pin, and all the U.S. horses passed with style. Check out the gallery of lovely photos of all the top names, hot favorites, and great quartermarks,
Want a recap of the World Games eventing action from 2010, scene of Michael Jung's historic individual gold? Check out all the Chronicle's online coverage from four years ago.

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