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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...

How Cool Is This?

We begin today's post, on the final day of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, with a photograph: Now, if that doesn't say it all about sportsmanship, excellence, and the power of the human spirit to overcome the obstacles life throws at you, I don't know what does. As I've mentioned previously, this WEG is the first time that able-bodied equestrians and those with physical...

What Do You Want from (Me at) WEG?

It's Labor Day weekend, and that means we're inside the 21-day-countdown mark to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, September 25-October 10. By now, most of you probably know the WEG basics: sixteen days, eight International Equestrian Federation (FEI) disciplines, Kentucky Horse Park, concurrent on-site trade show and educational and entertaining equine-themed demonstrations...

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...

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...

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...

TheHorse.com Poll: Wish I Could Afford to Go to WEG, but It's Too Pricey

According to a new poll on this site , TheHorse.com, 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...

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(Archived) Follow the one-year countdown to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY, with TheHorse.com. We'll bring you news, updates, and behind-the-scenes peeks at the first World Equestrian Games ever to be held in the United States.