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Pan Am Gold!

Victory Gallop!

Victory Gallop!

It was a great day for Team USA, bringing home both team and individual gold medals from the Pan American Games, and earning a qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Boyd said, “Personally I think I knew deep down that we’d qualify for Rio, just because of our world rankings. Whenever you get picked for an American team you have to come up with your personal best. I think America’s been in the dark a little bit the last couple of outings and I was proud to be a part of a winning team. It’s comforting for me that we have David, who’s a wonderful coach and team manager, and Phillip, who I like to call the “Eventing Messiah” – but seriously, David doesn’t sleep at night, he thinks about these kind of weekends for months out of the year. Phillip is my coach and mentor and walks the course with me at a horse trial and is also right there at the Olympics. It’s easy days for me because it’s just another horse show with the same people around.

Boyd and Pancho

Boyd and Pancho

 

Team USA has a great support network: Joanie Morris, who’s the team coordinator, Susan Johns who’s an unbelievable vet, Steve TEichman, who’s a genius farrier, and David is the coach, and Phillip, the “Eventing Jesus”, as captain of the team. I think it’s pretty easy if you’re one of the members of the team.”

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Phillip commented, “It’s a great group and obviously David has pulled together a great support crew. There are a lot of good horses and riders still at home, too. It’s an exciting time for the sport. It’s fair to say we are a little bit behind the Europeans but it’s also fair to say we’re catching up and hopefully it’s going to be a good cycle for American eventing in the future.”

http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/us-sweeps-pan-american-games-eventing-gold

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Comments

  1. Super Weekend

    So fun to watch you guys bring home the Gold

    Great Job Boyd and Team USA!

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