After 18 attempts throughout the years, McLain Ward has finally cinched himself a FEI World Cup Finals win. This past weekend, Ward did the extraordinary with five clear runs over all three days of competition!
McLain Ward: From Junior to Olympian
McLain Ward has been competing all of his life. He was the youngest rider to win both the USEF Show Jumping Talent Derby and USET Medal Finals at age fourteen. Since then, Ward has gone on to win two Pan American Games' gold medals (individual and team), a team bronze, and two FEI World Championship experiences resulting in team silver and bronze.
McLain Ward Olympic Achievements
- 2004 - Team Gold and Individual 27th | Sapphire
- 2008 - Team Gold and Indicidual 6th | Sapphire
- 2012 - Team 6th and Individual 29th | Antares F
- 2016 - Team Silver and Individual 9th | HH Azur
Meet The Wards - All-American Show Jumping Family
(Featured Above: Lauren Ward on Crossfire 10)
McLain Ward is married to Amateur rider, Lauren Ward (featured above). Their daughter, Lilly, has already generated some buzz for her riding career with her debut in the pony ring at the Wellington Winter Equestrian Festival this year. It appears as though all three members of the Ward family will find their center in the saddle as they cheer each other on and share their passion for equestrian sport.
According to McLain Ward in an interview he gave to The Chronicle of the Horse on Lilly's first pony, Daisy:
“The pony has been amazing,” McLain said. “Lilly plays with her all the time and rides her at least every other day. I don’t want to be the pushiest of parents, but I’d like for her to ride, so we’ll see.”
Since the article was featured in their, " Behind the Stall Door" series, Lilly has been seen around the Wellington show grounds sporting the latest horse show fashions and posing for some of the internet's most adorable pony ring photos.
That's a Wrap!
The Caracol team has had a wonderful time watching both the Dressage and Show Jumping Competitions here in Omaha, Nebraska for the FEI World Cup Finals!
(Featured Below: Elizabeth Lowery, Caracol Silver Creator, and Instagram Ambassador for The Styled Equestrian)
We hope you'll share your photos from Omaha and any others you have sporting Caracol Silver equestrian-inspired jewelry and fashion!
@caracolsilver | #caracolsilver