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Aug 15 2009

WEG – World Equestrian Games 2010…

Published by under World Equestrian Games

Like the Olympic Games, the World Equestrian Games are held every 4 years right in between the Olympics and are governed by the FEI – the Fédération Equestre Internationale. There are championships for 8 disciplines:

 

  1. Dressage
  2. Driving
  3. Endurance
  4. Eventing
  5. Jumping
  6. Para Dressage
  7. Reining
  8. Vaulting

 

The last games were held in Aachen, Germany in 2006 and high caliber dressage riders like Anky van Grunsven (gold) and Andreas Helgstrand swept away the audience with their breath taking Freestyle Performances.

In reining there was a final runoff between Tim McQuay for the US (silver) and Duane Latimer for Canada (gold). Megan Benjamin won the Gold Medal in vaulting.

 

The 2010 World Equestrian Games are planned for Kentucky and the organization is in full swing. The company responsible for the organization is Alltech and is the main sponsor of the games. Alltech is one of the leading animal health companies in the world with a large range of natural products and solutions for the feed industry. The scope of organization needed is enormous. You can imagine the amount of people –and horses- from all over the world coming to Kentucky in September 2010.

 

With only 406 days to go, we’ll be following the development and line-up closely.

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