Countdown to WEG 2010

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

No Harm, No Fowl

The crown jewel of my suburban Pennsylvania neighborhood is a large pond. Its sparkling waters, ample supply of freshwater fish, and small manmade beach attract sunbathers, swimmers, canoeists...and Canada geese. A year-round flock of the large, stately (and territorial) birds has taken up residence at our pond, lured by the good swimming and the ample food supply. Unfortunately, the geese are rather... Read More

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

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