Feeling a little post-WEG blues? So are we, so here are a few more fab Libby Law photos to re-live the excitement, emotion and style of the best of our equestrian sport.
It’s hard to believe it was all over in a flash – the New Zealand team surviving the roller coaster and really doing us all proud in how they wore the silver fern.
WEG – as we all know – wasn’t without its challenges, but the Kiwi crew got on and did their best in sometimes trying situations.
Hurricane Florence didn’t amount to much more for us than a solid winter southerly in Wellington but organisers opted to be safe rather than sorry.
The Tryon International Equestrian Centre wasn’t even nearly finished and much of the place was a full-on construction zone for the Games but what a venue it will be in the future. The volunteers across the board were amazing and couldn’t have been more helpful.
There’s something quite unique about sitting in a stand surrounded by other nationalities and riding the wave with them as their riders go clear, have close calls or secure a medal. The buzz of languages and the differences in cultures is such a treat.
And the celebration and camaraderie between riders and support teams is always amazing to watch. For many, a Games is a chance to catch up with other internationals who you generally see in two-year cycles – it is a special thing to be part of.
Here’s to some more solid results on the world stage in months to come.
By Diana Dobson, NZ team media liaison
Photos by Libby Law Photography