Countdown to WEG 2010

WEG Test Events Under Way at Rolex Kentucky

According to some Kentucky Horse Park visitors, who have traveled to Lexington for the 2010 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event , the concurrent holding of the dressage and jumping test events for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is a well-kept secret. Would-be dressage spectators keen on watching the Kentucky Cup CDI3 (the official name of the dressage test event) were having difficulty determining... Read More

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... Read More

A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll

In horse sport, we refer, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, to BNTs (Big Name Trainers). In the world of music and movies, the BNT counterpart is the BNE (Big Name Entertainer), and it seems no Olympic Games, Super Bowl, or similar production is complete without at least one to perform at opening ceremonies, closing ceremonies, and halftime. Rest assured that the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is... Read More

Blogging About WEG Blogs

Given the social-media explosion, it's no surprise that I'm just one of several bloggers devoting keystrokes to chronicling the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games . Here are some of the other blogs you might want to check out: Purina's Live from Lexington blog: This one hasn't launched yet, as it's actually a contest to find two worthy "blogospondents" to capture the sights and sounds of the WEG... Read More

WEG Art to Benefit Equine-Industry Charity

The sale of four new prints, as well as the original paintings, will benefit The Race for Education (RFE) and will also commemorate four disciplines at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY. The paintings, depicting dressage, reining, jumping, and driving, were created by the Polish-born, Lexington-based sporting artist Andre Pater. Each of the 500 limited-edition, signed and... Read More

Meet the WEG Discipline: Para-Equestrian Dressage

Of the many milestones accompanying the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games , I find one especially exciting: This will be the first equestrian world championships to include the para-equestrian discipline, which previously was included only at the Paralympic Games, counterpart to the Olympic Games. "Para," as it's dubbed, is an official International Equestrian Federation ( FEI ) discipline, with... Read More

Tickets to Ride

Among the many topics pertaining to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games that have generated lots of virtual ink is the cost of attending. A number of horse-sport enthusiasts have complained that the tickets are expensive, the lodging is at price-gouging levels, and the event is out of reach for all but the more affluent equestrians. So I decided to put on my reporter's hat to try to figure... Read More

My Old WEG Home: A Visit to Kentucky

If you're planning a trip to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games , September 25-October 10 in Lexington, Kentucky, and you've purchased tickets to lots of events, your days may be so filled with activity that there won't be much time for general sightseeing. That would be a shame, especially if this will be your first visit to the famed Bluegrass. The world-famous Thoroughbred nursery that is Lexington... Read More

Meet the WEG Discipline: Endurance

The sport of endurance, like those of eventing and driving, has its roots firmly planted in practicality. Before horses were companion animals, playthings, and sporting partners, they were transportation and instruments of farming and of warfare. To travel distances too great to cover on foot, one needed a horse. A surefooted, hardy mount with stamina was a must for those who had to undertake long... Read More

Rolex Kentucky to Host WEG Test Events

This year’s 2010 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** will be extra-special: Before and after the April 22-25 competition, the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington will host the official dressage and jumping test events for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). The Kentucky CCI**** itself will serve as the WEG eventing test event. The dressage test event will be held April 20 (Grand Prix... Read More

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