McLain Ward represented the USA on 5 Olympic Teams, winning 4 medals: 2-Gold and 2-Silver. He recently returned from the Tokyo Olympics having won Team Silver aboard his horse ‘Contagious’. Ward road Contagious during the Hampton Classic Grand Prix which he previously won 7 times. We talk pre-Grand Prix event and before his Jump-Off performance which is showcased in the Hampton Classic Part 2 video. This is the audio recording of the Part 1 interview.