Equestrian Games gold medalist profiled in Badminton video
equestrian Amy Tryon, is among the personalities profiled
in the recently released video documentary "Backstage
at Badminton: Eventing's Supreme Challenge". VHS Copies
of the program may be purchased on-line at www.SportsQuestInternational.com,
or by telephone on (1) 800-872-9462 (Catalog # 9382).
firefighter from Redmond, Washington, Tryon, won a team gold medal
Sunday at the 2002 World Equestrian Games, in Jerez de la Frontera,
Spain, as a member of the victorious United States three-day eventing
squad. Highlights of an interview with Tryon's teammate, Olympic
Champion David O'Connor, are also included in the video presentation.
The World Equestrian Games format incorporates the official world
championships of seven equestrian disciplines.
true amateur, Tryon's performance in Spain caps a magical season
in which she placed second at the Foxhall Cup in Georgia (USA),
on Woodstock; third at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, on Poggio
II; and eleventh in her first try at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton
Horse Trials (UK), on My Beau. She was a team gold medalist and
fourth individually in the 1999 Pan American Games.
gives credit to her co-workers, and a supportive spouse, for making
it possible for her to combine a full time career with international
competition. "I have a great schedule", says the thirty
one year old, "so I work ten days a month, and the guys at
work work for me when I'm gone competing. And then, when I get home,
I work for them... I work with a super bunch of people".
an era of multimillion dollar sports sponsorships, Tryon has found
a way to succeed on the international stage without the benefit
of major corporate underwriting. "This is a just a two person
show", she says, "my husband and I finance this all on
by SportsQuest International, "Backstage at Badminton..."
examines the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials from the perspective
of riders, coaches, grooms, key members of the horse trials staff,
volunteers and regular visitors to the event. The program is offered
to broadcasters throughout the world by London based Prima Television
International (Telephone: (44) 20-7739-8288; Fax: (44) 20-7739-1288).
Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is traditionally among
the most well attended fixtures on the European sporting calendar,
consistently drawing crowds of 250,000 plus for the cross-country
phase. The third largest sporting event in the world, Badminton
is the most coveted championship in the sport of eventing.
Scripted by noted equestrian journalist, Christine E. Stafford and
directed by SportsQuest's senior producer, Melvin Cox, the program
includes excerpts from interviews with Badminton Horse Trials Director,
Hugh Thomas; Horse Trials Secretary, Jane Tuckwell; Badminton Stable
Manager and Stud Groom, Brian Higham, and 2002 champion, Pippa Funnell.
with former champions Bill Roycroft, Capt. Mark Phillips, O'Connor,
and Mark Todd highlight the presentation. Also included are the
comments of Margaret Runcie, who witnessed the first Badminton Horse
Trials in 1949, and Lorna Clarke, who completed the event a record
Barclay hosts this special edition of "With Equestrian Tact:
The International Video Magazine of the Equestrian Sports".
of "Backstage at Badminton." is made possible in part
through the generous support of National Equestrian Communications
and by BCM Productions. An on-line preview is available at:
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