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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...

WEG? Yeah, There's an App for That

If you own an iPhone, you can have the 2010 FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games at your fingertips. An iPhone app (free until September 17, according to Apple's iTunes store), called simply "WEG," is a nice guide to the WEG's eight equestrian disciplines, with descriptions of each plus links to each sport's promotional WEG YouTube video (also watchable on the iPhone). So when your friend or significant...

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...

More Ticket Giveaways

Tickets to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the no-brainer contest prize of the summer. Many equine-related companies and organizations are conducting WEG ticket and travel-package giveaways. Here are two recent additions to the contest scene. Pennsylvania-based Pennfield Equine Feed Technologies is giving away a pair of WEG tickets each week to a lucky entrant who knows his or her stuff...

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...

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...

Today Only: WEG Grounds-Pass Deals for Kentucky Residents

If you're a Kentucky resident, you can ease the pain of income-tax day a bit. Today only, April 15, you can purchase a grounds pass to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, for just $15, according to the Kentucky Horse Council. The pre-sale ends tomorrow, April 16, when grounds passes go on sale to the general public. Ticket prices are $20 through May 31, after which they...

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