Rain or Shine: Keeping Up with the Kiwis

by Lizzy Youngling /

Published on September 13, 2018

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ith his World Equestrian Games debut as the New Zealand Eventing High Performance Manager, Graeme Thom is looking forward to seeing how the week plays out for his team of established veterans. Named as the High Performance Manager in 2017, the Canadian-born eventer says that this group “is the best group of people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” As for the competition, Graeme is excited to see how the new short-course format in cross-country will pan out.

"I went to the 2006 WEG in Aachen, but this is a different level as far as cross-country goes – it’s a shorter course so we’ll see how that plays out. It is going to level the playing field quite a bit. If you go back in the past 40 years, there’s only