Countdown to WEG 2010

May 2010 - Posts

Meet the WEG Discipline: Vaulting

Hard to believe, but we're just four months away from the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games , which commence September 25 in Lexington, Kentucky, at the famed Kentucky Horse Park . So let's forge on with a look at the next-to-last of the eight disciplines you'll be seeing: vaulting. Most of us have probably seen vaulting, although we may not have thought of it as such... Read More

What's Good for the Goose...

A recent guest editorial on Eurodressage.com has me shaking my head in disbelief. The writer, Mr. Ton Corbeau, is editor-in-chief of De Hoefslag , the largest weekly equestrian publication in the Netherlands. In Corbeau's column, entitled "Ton's Tale: Impossible World Equestrian Games," he complains about the expense involved in sending competitors from his country to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian... Read More

Radio WEG

Student of horsemanship that I strive to be, I try to be more than just a railbird when I watch an equestrian competition. I put on my imaginary judge's hat and watch the rides critically, trying to figure out who's going to place higher and why. On the occasions that I've been seated next to an expert, I ask questions and watch and listen carefully, hoping to improve my eye. I'm not alone in this... Read More

WEG Organizers to Announce Participating Nations

Tomorrow (Friday, May 7) at 10:30 a.m. EDT, 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games representatives will announce the "entries in principle": the nations that intend to field teams at the WEG. The announcement will be made at a press conference at the hub of the 2010 WEG competition: the new outdoor stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. At the podium will be Jamie Link, CEO of the 2010 World... Read More

Meet the WEG Discipline: Reining

The Western sport of reining has earned a hard-fought victory to become part of the elite group of international equestrian disciplines. It was an exhibition sport at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and in 2000 it became an International Equestrian Federation ( FEI )-recognized discipline. As such it made its international-championships debut at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain. Reining... Read More

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