Tribute to honor Tiana’s achievement

Tiana and King Street, Rolex 2007 ©Nan Rawlins/Equimage

Tiana and King Street, Rolex 2007 ©Nan Rawlins/Equimage

Nan Rawlings of Equimage Media has produced a lovely tribute to Tiana, and posted it to Eventing Day.  Thank you Nan for this fond memory and for permission to reproduce it here.

Back in 2007, during the Rolex Kentucky CCI4*, Tiana Coudray rode an absolutely beautiful dressage test on King Street in the pouring rain. It was one of the defining moments of that year’s competition, at least for this observer.  Just as Tiana and King Street entered the ring, the sky opened up.  At first Tiana appeared a bit flustered. But she soon settled into the moment.  She and King Street were grace and beauty personified under the pressure of an outright deluge.  They pulled it off, scoring 49.3 to land 9th after day one.  

Now Tiana is this year’s deserving recipient of the Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy. Among her successes, Tiana ably represented the USA at Boekelo and we are happy to see her riding so capably into her very promising future.  Below, we offer the official USEF press release and a photographic reminiscence of that graceful dressage test in a downpour. ~ ed   

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