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A Sunny Start

It's day 1 of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, and Mother Nature has smiled on Lexington, Kentucky. A cold front moved through yesterday evening, breaking the 90-plus-degree heat wave and giving the parched region a welcome drink of rain (albeit not nearly enough to revive the Bluegrass). Saturday dawned cooler, clear, and sunny, with highs in the upper 70s -- welcome relief for both humans...

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...

Procrastinators Rejoice! Selected WEG Tix Discounted Starting Today

We've all heard the complaints: Tickets to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, are too expensive; lodging and other associated costs are too high; the ongoing economic slowdown is wreaking havoc with WEG organizers' budgets and plans. Well, it looks as if the powers-that-be have heard and are making an attempt to correct their course. From today, July 15, through Labor...

It Takes a Village to Field an Equestrian Team

As many sports enthusiasts in the US know, this country's athletes receive little government funding toward the costs of training and competing. Parents of up-and-coming performers have been known to take second mortgages on their homes in order to pay for Junior's training, and communities hold fund-raising events to help support their local stars. That tried-and-true high-dollar fund-raiser, the...

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,...

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