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Sport Dressage, Eventing, Jumping
NOC United States   
Born08 May 1983 in New York, NY, USA
Height1.88 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Charlottesville, VA, USA
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Will Coleman Equestrian: Gordonsville, VA, USA
Why this sport? He was given a Shetland pony after his family moved to a farm. He followed in the footsteps of his father, who was a keen horseman and fox hunter.
General Interest
Awards and honours He was named the 2004 United States Eventing Association [USEA] Young Rider of the Year. (, 20 Sep 2011)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began riding at age six in Charlottesville, VA, United States of America.
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Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
General Interest
Other information STABLES
He runs Will Coleman Equestrian out of Tivoli Farm in Gordonsville, VA, United States of America. The business also has a winter base at Okonokos Farm in Ocala, FL, United States of America. "We have some wonderful sponsors that purchased a beautiful farm on the other side of town for us to base out of and we absolutely adore Ocala." (Facebook page, 13 Oct 2022;, 13 Jan 2021;, 13 Feb 2021)

In 2022 he was announced as a member of the Eventing Elite Program Task Force at the United States Equestrian Federation [USEF]. (, 14 Jan 2022)
Famous relatives His father William Coleman competed at an elite level in equestrian. (, 12 Feb 2013)
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Languages English
Last Update
  20 May 2022
General Interest
Nicknames Will (Twitter profile, 10 May 2018)
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Higher education History - University of Virginia: Charlottesville, VA, USA
General Interest
Hero / Idol New Zealand equestrian Mark Todd. (, 16 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Make sure you're doing this for the love of the horses and everything that comes with it." (, 16 Jul 2015)
Milestones He became the first rider representing the United States of America to win the CCIO4*-S individual competition at the CHIO Aachen in Germany when he triumphed at the 2021 edition of the event. (, 18 Sep 2021;, 18 Sep 2021)
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Ian Woodhead [personal, dressage]

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) TWIZZEL 37 7
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) TWIZZEL 5  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Burghley (GBR) TWIZZEL WD  
2011 CCI4*-HSBC Lexington KY (USA) TWIZZEL EL  
2009 CCI4*-HSBC Luhmühlen (GER) TWIZZEL 5  
2005 CCI4* Luhmühlen (GER) A SECOND HOPE NRW 16  
2004 CCI4* Lexington KY (USA) A SECOND HOPE NRW 19  
2003 CCI4* Burghley (GBR) FOX IN FLIGHT 26  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
20.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CIC3* Southern Pines NC (USA)   CONAIR 7  
16.10.2013 to 20.10.2013 CCI3* Elkton MD (USA)   CONAIR 3  
20.09.2013 to 22.09.2013 CIC3* Unionville PA (USA)   CONAIR 10  
06.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI3* Bromont QC (CAN)   OBOS O'REILLY 1  
08.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC2* Allentown NJ (USA)   OBOS O'REILLY 5  
19.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 CIC3* Elkton MD (USA)   OBOS O'REILLY 1  
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   TWIZZEL   7
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal

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