Countdown to WEG 2010

October 2009 - Posts

Win a Trip to the World Equestrian Games

Calling all creative writers: Bayer Animal Health is sponsoring an "Enjoy the Ride" essay contest whose prize is a trip for two to the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY, next September and October. The challenge: pen a 150-word essay on how much you love your horse and what he gives back to you. Entrants must be 18 or older and U.S. legal residents. Deadline for entries is December... Read More

The Art of the World Equestrian Games

The artist LeRoy Neiman, known for his energetic images of top-level sporting events, has created the official image of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Neiman’s painting features each of the eight equestrian sports that will be a part of the 2010 event in Lexington, KY. The painting will initially be stored and displayed at the International Museum of the Horse at Lexington’s Kentucky... Read More

A Look at WEG's Kentucky Home

Once you're at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, it's not hard to understand why the U.S. chose this site for its 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games bid. Owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the 1,224-acre park is a unique resource for all things equine. Its features include a museum, a campground, about 150 permanent equine residents used to educate and entertain visitors, and expansive... Read More

What Is a WEG?

In my last post, I promised to explain what a World Equestrian Games is. Here goes: In a nutshell, a WEG is the world championships of the eight equestrian sports (or "disciplines") governed by the International Equestrian Federation (acronym FEI for its French name, the Federation Equestre Internationale). Those eight sports are: eventing, jumping, dressage, reining, vaulting, endurance, driving,... Read More

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(Archived) Follow the one-year countdown to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY, with TheHorse.com. We'll bring you news, updates, and behind-the-scenes peeks at the first World Equestrian Games ever to be held in the United States.