Live Interview with Richard Waygood and Graeme Thom

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Team Managers Who Play To Win

Join us for a live conversation with Richard Waygood and Graeme Thom to get an inside look into team leadership that drives program success at the highest levels.

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About Richard Waygood

Dickie Waygood stands with a silver plate above his head after the British dressage team won the team gold medal at the Olympics

Richard was appointed World Class Performance Manager to the senior British dressage team in 2010 and led the team to great success including team gold at the 2012 London Olympics and team silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics. From there, Richard was appointed Performance Manager to the senior British eventing team. His successes with the eventing team include team gold at the 2017 European Championships, team gold at the 2018 World Equestrian Games, team silver at the 2019 European Championships, team gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and team gold at the 2021 European Championships.

About Graeme Thom

New Zealand Eventing Team Manager Graeme Thom wears a white polo shirt and a dark hat and is smiling with his arms crossed

Before stepping down from the position in 2021, Graeme spent 5 years as the New Zealand High Performance Eventing Manager. He led the team to a gold medal finish at the 2018 FEI Eventing Nations Cup CICO4* at Aachen. From 2007-2014, Graeme was the Canadian Eventing High Performance Manager and Chef d’Equipe. Under his leadership, the Canadian team won team silver at the 2010 World Games and Jessica Phoenix won individual gold at the Pan American Games in 2011.

About Kyle Carter

Kyle Carter jumps Madison Park aka Parker over a cross country fence at the Olympics

Kyle competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics on the Canadian Eventing team and at the 2010 World Equestrian Games where he won a silver medal as part of the Canadian team. He has produced multiple riders to the five-star level and has coached more Young Riders to gold medals than any other person.