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A Great Ride

The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have come to a close. As with any major event -- a wedding, a huge project, even the holiday season -- its conclusion brings a mixture of sadness and relief. Sadness, for the special time never seems to last long enough to savor, after the months or years of planning and hard work. Relief, at seeing the event come off successfully and knowing that the burden...

The Eagle Has Landed

OK, that's a bit of hyperbole, as I feel more like a weary eaglet than a soaring eagle at the moment. But I'm happy to report that I am in Lexington, and I've made my way to the media-credentialing office and then out to the Kentucky Horse Park and the press center there, and now I'm taking care of this bit of business before hitting the very welcome hay. Pretty much everyone here is in the equestrian...

How to Follow the Action: TV and Online WEG Coverage

Not going to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, which kick off Saturday, September 25? Never fear: There are plenty of opportunities to watch the action on TV or your Internet-connected computer. NBC Network TV Broadcast Schedule Sunday, Sept. 26, 12:00-1:30 p.m. EDT: Live coverage of team reining competition, plus opening-ceremonies footage and a look ahead at the...

The Welcome Mat Is Out

More than 500 horses competing at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, will pass through the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (it's actually in Kentucky) en route to the Kentucky Horse Park. The European and British competitors will fly into Cincinnati from September 16 to October 1, where they'll do their mandatory quarantine time at a temporary quarantine...

More Short Lists, Some Substitutions, and a Few Tidbits

In previous posts (which you can read by clicking here and here ), I reviewed the US Equestrian Federation 's announced short lists for the driving, para-equestrian, eventing, jumping, reining, and dressage teams for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games . Now we're within the 30-day countdown window; and since I last wrote, the USEF announced the WEG short lists for the other two WEG disciplines...

A Look at the US Dressage WEG Selection Trials

Next to a World Equestrian Games or an Olympic Games, the most exciting competition may well be the selection trials for a WEG or an Olympic team. I wish I could have been ringside at all of the US trials for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky (hard to believe that they kick off a little more than one month from now!), but they're being held all over the country, and...

Jumping and Dressage Heat Up

Some nations have already announced team rosters for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games , which kick off in about six weeks in Lexington, Kentucky. The United States isn't quite there yet, but we're getting closer. On Tuesday, the US Equestrian Federation announced the jumping short list for the WEG. (Want to know how they got picked, and got some time to kill? You can read the entire 17-page...

Long Lists Take Shape

The United States Equestrian Federation , in its role as equestrian sports' national governing body in this country, has announced the "nominated entries" (aka long lists) for several of the eight International Equestrian Federation (FEI) disciplines, which will be represented at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games . Over the next eight weeks, the nominated entries will be whittled down to...

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...

Selection Trials Take Shape

The 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, may still seem a ways off (they commence September 25 and conclude October 10), but for some American hopefuls, the road to the WEG begins this month. February 25 is the first of five planned selection trials for the US WEG jumping squad. The remaining four are scheduled for February 27, March 3, March 5, and March 7. All will be held...

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