What a spectacle! We were treated to a feast of equestrian action at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Tryon, North Carolina — and experienced the whole spectrum of emotions during that rollercoaster of a fortnight. Did it really have to end? But now the last set of glittering medals have been presented and the final curtain has come down on this equine extravaganza, we thought it was time to re-live some of WEG’s golden moments one more time…

1. Clinched it!

WEG eventing British success

Ros Canter and Allstar B showjumped clear to secure Great Britain’s team gold medal. Minutes later, Ros also claimed the individual title

2. Sterling work

Lee Pearson and Natasha Baker celebrate team silver for Great Britain in the para dressage

3. Making a splash

FEI World Equestrian Gamesª Tryon USA Carriage 1900 Boyd Exell 1900B Celviro / 1900C Checkmate / 1900D Daphne / 1900E Zindgraaf Photo FEI/Christophe Tanire

Australia’s Boyd Exell makes a splash as he scores his third successive individual WEG gold medal

4. Back in the medals

in the Grand Prix Special during FEI Dressage Championship at the FEI World Dressage Team Championship at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 at Tryon International Equestrian Centre, near Tryon North Carolina in the USA between 11th-23rd September 2018

Charlotte Dujardin shows her sheer delight in securing individual and team bronze with the nine-year-old Mount St John Freestyle

5. A class act

WEG team showjumping Britain

Championship debutantes Amanda Derbyshire and Luibanta BH prove best of the British showjumpers, finishing 17th individually

6. Reining it in

PKG7P3 Tryon, North Carolina, USA. 13th Sep 2018. Reining. Francesca Sternberg. Spook N Sparkle. GBR. Individual Qualifying. Day 2. World Equestrian Games. WEG 2018 Tryon. North Carolina. USA. 12/09/2018. Credit: Sport In Pictures/Alamy Live News

Francesca Sternberg and Spook N Sparkle fly the British flag in the reining

7. Gold!

FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon USA McLain Ward of the United States on Clinta Photo FEI/Martin Dokoupil

The USA’s anchorman McLain Ward seals the deal in the most nerve-wracking of jump-offs to claim showjumping team gold for the host nation

8. Thank you to the equine superstars

Mclain WARD (USA) rode CLINTA , Adrienne STERNLICHT (USA) rode CRISTALLINE, Laura KRAUT rode ZEREMONIE and Kevin RYAN (USA) rode EDDIE BLUE to win the FEI Team Jumping Championships at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 at Tryon International Equestrian Centre, near Tryon North Carolina in the USA between 11th-23rd September 2018

Britain’s double gold medallist Sophie Wells and groom Lewis Coppin praise C Fatal Attraction after a top performance in the para dressage

9. Golden girl

PKTC67 Tryon, USA. 14th September 2018. 1st Place. Gold Medalist. Isabell Werth. Bella Rose. GER. FEI World Individual Championship. Grand Prix Special. Dressage. Day 4. World Equestrian Games. WEG 2018 Tryon. North Carolina. USA. 14/09/2018. Credit: Sport In Pictures/Alamy Live News

Isabell Werth’s 14-year-old Bella Rose, off injured since 2014, repays her rider’s faith in her with two gold medals shortly after her return to competition

10. Team selfies

The Dutch para dressage riders celebrate their historic gold

11. Balancing act

Team Germany during the FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 on September 19, 2018 in Tryon, United States of America. (Photo by Pierre Costabadie/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

Germany’s vaulting squad successfully defend gold with a magical performance

12. Storming to victory

Gemma Tattersall riding Artic Soul. GBR. Celebrate. end of cross country. Cross Country. Eventing. Day 5. World Equestrian Games. WEG 2018 Tryon. North Carolina. USA. 15/09/2018. ~ MANDATORY Credit Elli Birch/Sportinpictures - NO UNAUTHORISED USE - 07837 394578

Gemma Tattersall celebrates a cracking cross-country round on Arctic Soul as the British team gold medal-winning pathfinders

13. High five

FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon USA Driving Cones Chester Weber USA Photo FEI/Liz Gregg

Chester Weber celebrates finishing the cones phase en route to helping USA secure team gold in the driving for the first time

14. ‘She’s all you could wish for’

Simone BLUM BLUME (GER) riding DSP ALICE during the third competition in the FEI World Individual Jumping Championships at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 at Tryon International Equestrian Centre, near Tryon North Carolina in the USA between 11th-23rd September 2018

The newly crowned showjumping world champion Simone Blum of Germany, pays tribute to her mare DSP Alice, who didn’t hit a pole in four days of championship jumping

15. Flying the flag

Great Britain’s Tom McEwen, Gemma Tattersall, Ros Canter and Piggy French adorned in their glorious gold medals

16. Making history

Padraig MCCARTHY (IRL) riding MR CHUNKY during the cross country phase of the FEI World Eventing Championship at the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 at Tryon International Equestrian Centre, near Tryon North Carolina in the USA between 11th-23rd September 2018

Ireland’s Padraig McCarthy and Mr Chunky move up the leaderboard to take the individual and team silver — providing his country with its first senior medal in 23 years

17. We did it!

LOPEZ LIZARAZO Carlos Enrique (COL) riding Admara 2 during the FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 on September 23, 2018 in Tryon, United States of America. (Photo by Pierre Costabadie/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

Summing up everything it means to jump clear for your country, Colombia’s Carlos Enrique Lopez Lizarazo (Admara) celebrates his ascent from 26th — as a last minute substitute to the individual jumping final — to finish fifth

Don’t miss the latest issue of Horse & Hound magazine, out now (dated 27 September), for all the news and features from the second week of the World Equestrian Games action from Tryon, USA