Just two weeks shy of the ten-year anniversary of their first horse trials together, Lynn Symansky and her off-track Thoroughbred Donner will canter down centerline at the Tryon International Equestrian Center representing USA at the World Equestrian Games.
They’ve come a long way in those ten years and this won’t be the first time Lynn wears her pinque coat on the world stage. She and Donner (Gorky Park x Smart Jane) - affectionately known as ‘The Deer’ - were first called up from the reserve list to compete in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara. Under pressure to qualify for the London Olympics, Team USA won gold in Mexico. In 2014, Lynn and Donner were named to the team for WEG in Normandy, where USA failed to finish with a team score. Will USA taste sweet redemption in Tryon?
Aboard her striking black Danish Warmblood gelding Goerklingaards Dublet, Kasey Perry-Glass has done the USA proud: in addition to participating in many Nations Cups for Old Glory, the pair was instrumental in clinching the team bronze medal in Rio in 2016. Now, they’ll ride once again for the red, white, and blue as part of the United States Dressage team at the FEI World Equestrian Games in just a few short weeks.
So how is the California girl preparing to ride down the centerline at Tryon? With just days to go before the Games begin, Kasey and Dublet are partaking in