Countdown to WEG 2010

June 2010 - Posts

Changes to WEG Transportation, Parking Options

There have been some significant changes to the spectator-parking and transportation options for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games since the publication of my "World Equestrian Games Preview" story in the July issue of The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care . Let me bring you up to date with the latest. First, parking . The big news: There is some! The original plan was for no spectator... Read More

Take a Tour of the Kentucky Horse Park

I fully intended to post this little video several days ago, but powerful storms and a subsequent power outage interfered with my plans. I couldn't make a trip to Lexington, Kentucky, for the 2010 American Horse Publications seminar without attempting to bring you a look at the state of the Kentucky Horse Park and its plans for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games . The video below was filmed... Read More

The 100-Day Countdown Begins: Listen to the WEG Press Conference

Last week, 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games VIPs held a press conference for members of American Horse Publications and local Kentucky media, outlining the WEG preparation progress and kicking off the 100-day countdown with a status report, big parking news (there is some!), lodging and ticket-sales updates, and more. I've edited the audio a bit for length and clarity, and I've taken my first... Read More

100 Days to Go!

Today Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is commemorating 100 days to the opening ceremonies with a celebration in downtown Lexington, Ky., and live video of the celebration. The live video stream begins at 11 a.m. with the premiere of "Kentucky Awaits," Alltech's newest promotional video. It will culminate with the noon announcement of the Alltech Fortnight Festival entertainment lineup for the 16... Read More

We're Off to See the Wizard

In my favorite movie of all time, The Wizard of Oz , Dorothy, Toto, and friends set out down the yellow brick road in search of the “wonderful land of Oz” and the mighty wizard who lives therein. Well, there may not be a wizard proper where I’m headed, but as I write this, equine-media representatives from around the country are descending on Lexington, Kentucky, for the 2010 American Horse Publications... Read More

Para-Webathon Raises $10K for WEG-Bound Para-Equestrians

Last night's Para-Webathon, an online fund-raiser for US para-equestrians trying to get to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games , raised nearly $10,000, according to the US ParaEquestrian Association . The online broadcast is more than just a telethon-style event. If you didn't catch it live, it's still worth a look for the para-equestrian footage and even a surprise celebrity caller or two... Read More

WEG Para-Webathon Tonight, 7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT!

As you may know if you've been following this blog, the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, will be the first WEG in history to include para-equestrian competition. Para-equestrians are skilled horsemen and -women who have physical disabilities. (For more on the sport and what you'll see at the WEG, click here to read my blog post on the subject.) In the US, para-equestrians... Read More Poll: Wish I Could Afford to Go to WEG, but It's Too Pricey

According to a new poll on this site ,, horse lovers from all over would love to attend the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, this September and October, but they cite high ticket prices and perceived hotel-room-rate gouging as reasons they're going to give the event a pass. Of the 450-plus respondents, fully 76 percent say they're not attending the WEG in... Read More

Win a Trip to the WEG!

Farnam , the well-known equine-products manufacturer, is sponsoring a “Countdown to Lexington” sweepstakes. The six grand prizes are trips for two to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY. Each grand-prize package includes round-trip coach fare for two, hotel accommodations for two, and two tickets to WEG competition. There are two packages each for the following three disciplines... Read More

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