A dazzling, behind-the-scenes look at the incredible equestrian athletes and horses who compete and win for the USA. From playing with plastic ponies and taking their first riding lessons, to finding success in the arena, thousands of horse lovers hope they can one day represent the United States in international competition. Riding for the Team chronicles the lives of those who dreamed about competing for their country and "made it," sharing inspirational stories from the international governing organization's eight equestrian disciplines: show jumping dressage eventing driving vaulting reining endurance para-dressage Readers are immersed in the fascinating histories of the medal-winning riders, drivers, and vaulters who have dominated American equestrian sport over the past 28 years, such as: McLain Ward Karen O'Connor Debbie McDonald Tim McQuay Get the inside scoop on legendary horses who have become household names, including: Flexible Biko Verdades Gunners Special Nite Offering exclusive insights, Riding for the Team gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of top-level equestrian sport. Athletes tell their stories and those of their horses during the years they honed their talent and dedicated their lives to representing their country in the Olympics, World Equestrian Games, World Championships, and Pan American Games. Beautifully illustrated with breathtaking photographs from prestigious competitions held around the world, Riding for the Team not only provides a dazzling record of American equestrian accomplishment, it promises to inspire the next generation of champions.
- ISBN-13: 9781570768729
- ISBN-10: 1570768722
- Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
- Publish Date: October 2019
- Dimensions: 11 x 8.8 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
- Page Count: 288