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Lauren Kieffer has had the unique opportunity to work with her four-legged partner, Vermiculus, who she fondly refers to as “Bug”, from the day he was first backed. The pair is now in Tryon looking towards tomorrow as the Games get underway. Noëlle Floyd Editor in Chief, Caroline Culbertson, is on the ground at the World Equestrian Games and caught up with Lauren this morning to talk all things WEG.
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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?

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