Countdown to WEG 2010

November 2009 - Posts

Dressage, Para-Equestrian Dressage Officials Announced for 2010 WEG

Will she or won't she? US "O" dressage judge Anne Gribbons knew she was in line for a coveted position -- president of the ground jury for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games dressage competition -- when she entered talks with the United States Equestrian Federation about becoming the next US national dressage chef d'equipe and technical advisor. The chef job would render her ineligible for... Read More

Meet the WEG Discipline: Jumping

A couple of blog posts ago, I began introducing the eight equestrian disciplines that will be featured at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. I started with eventing, which in many ways is the bedrock of modern English equestrian sport. This week, let's take a look at eventing's close relative: jumping. Jumping (aka show jumping or stadium jumping) is one of eventing's three phases: in an... Read More

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And Now, a Word About Our WEG Sponsor (or, What the Heck Is Alltech?)

It seems as if every entity today has "naming rights" -- stadiums, airports, schools, even horses. Sporting events are no exception, including the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games. Make that the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Alltech, you see, is the title sponsor. I hope I'm not the only horse enthusiast to admit that, prior to the WEG sponsorship announcement, I'd never heard of Alltech... Read More

Meet the WEG Discipline: Eventing

I haven't yet had the pleasure of attending a World Equestrian Games, but I take my equine-media colleagues' word for it that the spectacle makes Grand Central Station look sleepy. At the 2010 WEG in Lexington, there will be eight (eight!) horse sports. They won't all be going on at once, but on any given day there will be multiple events. Just what are these "disciplines," anyway? I'm very conversant... Read More

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