Countdown to WEG 2010

We're Off to See the Wizard

In my favorite movie of all time, The Wizard of Oz , Dorothy, Toto, and friends set out down the yellow brick road in search of the “wonderful land of Oz” and the mighty wizard who lives therein. Well, there may not be a wizard proper where I’m headed, but as I write this, equine-media representatives from around the country are descending on Lexington, Kentucky, for the 2010 American Horse Publications... Read More

Para-Webathon Raises $10K for WEG-Bound Para-Equestrians

Last night's Para-Webathon, an online fund-raiser for US para-equestrians trying to get to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games , raised nearly $10,000, according to the US ParaEquestrian Association . The online broadcast is more than just a telethon-style event. If you didn't catch it live, it's still worth a look for the para-equestrian footage and even a surprise celebrity caller or two... Read More

WEG Para-Webathon Tonight, 7:00-9:00 p.m. EDT!

As you may know if you've been following this blog, the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, will be the first WEG in history to include para-equestrian competition. Para-equestrians are skilled horsemen and -women who have physical disabilities. (For more on the sport and what you'll see at the WEG, click here to read my blog post on the subject.) In the US, para-equestrians... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Meet the WEG Discipline: Vaulting

Hard to believe, but we're just four months away from the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games , which commence September 25 in Lexington, Kentucky, at the famed Kentucky Horse Park . So let's forge on with a look at the next-to-last of the eight disciplines you'll be seeing: vaulting. Most of us have probably seen vaulting, although we may not have thought of it as such... Read More

What's Good for the Goose...

A recent guest editorial on Eurodressage.com has me shaking my head in disbelief. The writer, Mr. Ton Corbeau, is editor-in-chief of De Hoefslag , the largest weekly equestrian publication in the Netherlands. In Corbeau's column, entitled "Ton's Tale: Impossible World Equestrian Games," he complains about the expense involved in sending competitors from his country to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian... Read More

Radio WEG

Student of horsemanship that I strive to be, I try to be more than just a railbird when I watch an equestrian competition. I put on my imaginary judge's hat and watch the rides critically, trying to figure out who's going to place higher and why. On the occasions that I've been seated next to an expert, I ask questions and watch and listen carefully, hoping to improve my eye. I'm not alone in this... Read More

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... Read More

Meet the WEG Discipline: Reining

The Western sport of reining has earned a hard-fought victory to become part of the elite group of international equestrian disciplines. It was an exhibition sport at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and in 2000 it became an International Equestrian Federation ( FEI )-recognized discipline. As such it made its international-championships debut at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain. Reining... Read More

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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.