Tamie Smith of Temecula helped her team bring home the Silver Medal on Mai Baum at the Eventing World Championships last month in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy at the FEI Eventing World Championships. She was sitting in fifth place after dressage, moved up to third after a clear go on cross country, but had two rails down in the third phase of stadium jumping to finish in 9th. Her teammates all had clear cross country rounds and William Coleman had a clear stadium round to move up to 7th helping their team secure the Silver Medal.
US Eventing News reported: “Tamie Smith was philosophical, stating: ‘It just wasn’t to be [for me]. I am on a very good jumper and I am very proud of him – he jumped out of his skin, but I just feel it wasn’t to be today. I have to push that aside – this is about a team performance and I am ecstatic to have been part of that.’”
The US Eventing team hasn’t earned a medal in 20 years and the team made up of Tamie “Tamra” Smith, William Coleman, Laura Nicholson and Boyd Martin were thrilled to take the Silver behind Germany. Plus they are now qualified for the Paris Olympics. Read more about the US Eventing Championships at www.USEventing.com.