The final day of WEG competition started with the Closing Press Conference. FEI president Princess Haya and Alltech leader Pearse Lyons were joined by Jamie Link and John Long, addressing media questions about the success and business aspect of the event.

 

Princess Haya and Pearse Lyons

Driving is a Must See!

Driving was a discipline I had heard about but not seen. Made up of three sections like Eventing, Driving has Dressage, Marathon and Obstacle. Driving dressage was beautiful to watch. Driving Marathon, a cross country course of osbstacles and sharp precise turns over undulating terrain and through water was spectacular. And the Obstacle course was a lot more difficult than I imagined. Netherlands took the Team Gold with Boyd Exell of Australia winning the Individual Gold.

Here are a few images from four amazing days of Driving competition.

 

Mike McLennan with USA enters Obstacle 2 “Head of the Lake.”

 

Light reflects over Joshua Rector with USA and a huge crowd at the lake.

 

Daniel Wurgler of Switzerland up close at the Walnut Hill obstacle.

The Event veterinarian Dr. Catherine Kohn was ready with her hose in the Vet Check area.

 

Part of Ijsbrand Chardon’s winning Gold Medal team for Netherlands included his daughter Lianne shown holding a horse in front of a misting fan.

 

Working as a team stride for stride, team 8 from Germany entered the final obstacle.

 

Boyd Exell of Australia celebrates his Individual Gold.

For more Driving images please visit the slideshow: www.TheHorse.com/Photos/Slideshow.aspx?id=16