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Will Faudree grew up on a cattle ranch in Midland, Texas where he learned to ride at a very young age. He became interested in eventing at the age of 12 and started competing. When he graduated from high school, he moved to Pennsylvania to train with Phillip Dutton.

In 1999 he was faced with a life threatening brain injury after being thrown from his horse. The concussion he received was significant. When he was medically stabilized and released, he was faced with several months of intensive physical therapy. Will bounced back to be named the United States Eventing Association Young Rider of the Year in 2002. He was also presented with the Lionel Guerrand-Hermes Trophy—awarded to the young rider who exemplifies the United States equestrian team’s ideals of sportsmanship and horsemanship.

After 2 years training with Phillip, Will ventured out on his own, and relocated to Southern Pines, North Carolina in 2003. Will went on to represent the United States as a 2003 Gold winning member of the Pan American Team in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He returned home from Athens, however, to discover that a lightning strike had destroyed his barn and the majority of his personal property (without injury to horse or human). Ever resilient, Will rented a farm from neighboring residents and went on to represent the US as a 2006 team member at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. In 2008, he relocated to a facility just outside of Southern Pines and established his impressive 45-acre facility, Gavilan Farm. 

Will is currently a member of the US training squad. He was short-listed for the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Will currently trains with Robert Costello and takes dressage lessons with Sandy Phillips and John Zopatti. He has also trained with Karen O’Connor, David O’Connor, Captain Mark Phillips and Robert Dover. He attends regular training sessions for the US team.