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Equestrian Canada – Mill Spring, NC, Sept. 13, 2018 – Lisa Coulter, 46, of Princeton, BC, closed out her FEI World Equestrian Games ™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) experience with a 15th place finish in the Reining Second Individual Qualifier in Mill Spring, NC on Sept. 13, 2018.

Following the team competition on Sept. 12, which also acted as an individual qualifier, Coulter was the highest placed Canadian individual, and earned a berth into the next round of competition.

Representing the Canadian Reining Team, sponsored by the Canadian Quarter Horse Association, Coulter challenged the FEI Pattern 5 with Robert Norman Thompson’s eight-year-old Quarter Horse gelding, Smart Tinseltown, earning a score of 214.5.


Lisa Coulter and Smart Tinseltown represented Canada in the Reining Second Individual Qualifier at the FEI World Equestrian Games ™ Tryon 2018 in Mill Spring, NC on Sept. 13, 2018.
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“These horses are major athletes and we ask a lot of them,” said Coulter. “Smart Tinseltown tried his guts out and ultimately he was just a little tired. I’m still thrilled with his heart and his performance, and he’s a great horse.”

Coulter continued, “This is my third Games, and this facility has been the best yet. I hope they welcome us back because it’s a beautiful arena to compete in – it feels good, it’s big, it’s set up right, and the spectators can all interact with us really closely. We have nothing but huge thanks to this whole organization for putting this on the way that they did.”

Reining competition at WEG 2018 will conclude on Sept. 15 with the top 20 athletes vying for individual medals.

Next up for the Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) is the second and final day of the dressage portion of eventing on Sept. 14.For the full schedule, live results and more info visit

For full EC coverage of WEG 2018, including results news releases for all CET disciplines, breaking news, and games insider features, visit Also be sure to check out EC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for unique content, including a daily WEG photo album.

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