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2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Receives Definite Entries for Eventing

LEXINGTON, KY — The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have announced the definite entries for the Eventing World Championship, presented by Reem Acra.

Twenty-three countries have submitted definite entries, resulting in 85 riders and 85 horses and a total of 14 teams.

The Eventing competition will begin with part one of the Dressage phase on September 30 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Part two of the Dressage phase will continue on October 1, with the Cross Country and Show Jumping phases following October 2 and 3, respectively.

Definite entries for Jumping, Para-Dressage, Driving and Vaulting will be available within the coming days.

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Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 – Preview

MAKING HISTORY IN KENTUCKY…..

22 September 2010 – History will be made when the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games opens on Saturday 25 September in the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, one of the world’s most evocative permanent equestrian centres located in the heart of the USA’s famed ‘Blue Grass Horse Country’.

It is the sixth occasion that the competitive disciplines have come together to take part in  the world’s greatest equestrian extravaganza, but the first time that the Games have been held outside Europe and the first time they have had a title sponsor – the animal nutrition company Alltech.

When the nominated entries were received last month, over 900 athletes and 1,300 horses were listed, and while this number will reduce as selections are finalised over the next few days the scale of the event is enormous.

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Eventing Radio Episode 97 – Jimmy Wofford Previews the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games

A preview of the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games Eventing Championships with Jimmy Wofford. Listen in.

Eventing Radio Episode 97 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Show Host: Chris Stafford
  • Co-Host: Jimmy Wofford
  • News: Blenheim Horse Trials Results – http://www.bdwp.co.uk/cgi-bin/3dif.pl?fn=ble10.csv
  • News: American Eventing Championships Results – www.useventing.com
  • News: WEG RESULTS – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eventing_World_Championship
  • News: CANADIAN TEAM at www.equinecanada.ca
    • Hawley Bennett-Awad and Gin & Juice, 2000 brown American Thoroughbred
    • Kyle Carter and Madison Park, 1998 bay American Thoroughbred
    • Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master, 2001 bay Canadian Sport Horse
    • Selena O’Hanlon and Colombo, 1994 bay Swedish Warmblood
    • Jessica Phoenix and Exponential, 1998 bay Canadian Thoroughbred
    • Stephanie Rhodes Bosch and Port Authority, 1998 bay Canadian-bred Selle Français
    • Reserves:
    • Diana Burnett and Manny, 2000 bay Canadian Thoroughbred cross
    • Ian Roberts and Napalm, 1996 grey Irish Sport Horse

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2010 Radio Show Episode 109 – Eventing, Reining, Arabians & the Final Countdown!

We discuss the US and Canadian eventing team Final Selection Trials in Georgia – GO JESSIE! Also, eventer captain Geoff Curran, a late and somewhat controversial addition to the Irish Eventing Team, and Anneli Silverstolpe of the Swedish Reining Team. Listen in….

2010 Radio Show Episode 109 by SUCCEED – Show Notes and Links:

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Final Wrap-Up of 2010 Land Rover/USEA American Eventing Championships

Becky Holder and Courageous Comet on their way to the 2010 Advanced Championship. Leslie Threlkeld photo.

It was all about the upper levels today at the 2010 Land Rover/USEA American Eventing Championships. Five divisions including Advanced, Intermediate, and all three Preliminary divisions show jumped today in the beautiful arenas at Chattahoochee Hills.

Advanced

The Advanced show jumping was the first to go in the Grand Prix arena this morning. The WEG Short Listed riders who did not run cross-country yesterday show jumped both before and after the actual competition which created a different atmosphere in the arena. After the dust settled, overnight leader Becky Holder and Courageous Comet knocked only a single rail during the Marc Donovan designed course. However, they had a rail in hand over the two competitors nipping at their heels, Nate Chambers and Will Faudree, and the experienced pair remained gracefully atop the leaderboard.

“I’m so proud of him,” sighed Holder happily after her round. “The show jumping has always been rough for me. I always get rattled in there and get in a hurry… but we’ve both come a long way.”

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FEI Photo Exhibition Showcases Inspirational Equestrian Figures

Alex Hua Tian & Mark Todd (CHN and NZL, Eventing)

9 September 2010 – The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the governing body of horse sport, is to unveil an innovative photographic celebration of equestrianism entitled Inspire at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, USA.

Inspire brings together 16 images of inspirational equestrian legends and young talents who represent all the equestrian disciplines on the programme of the FEI’s four-yearly flagship event. Athletes from Jumping, Dressage, Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining are shown in surprising and eloquent contexts, many of which incorporate subtle or playful references to their disciplines. Most of the images unite two people in rural or urban backdrops and highlight the bond of admiration and inspiration between them.

The origins of the athletes are diverse and serve as a reminder of the geographical spread of the 133 National Federations affiliated to the FEI.

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Eventing Radio Episode 96 – U.S. and British Team Profiles

Another bumper episode with British Chef d’Mission Will Connell, Kim Severson, Amy Tryon, and Karen O’Connor, plus Pippa Funnell makes her return to the British squad and her debut on the show. Tune in right here.

Eventing Radio Episode 96 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Show Host: Chris Stafford
  • Co-Host: Max Corcoran
  • Photo Credit: www.horseseekers.co.uk
  • Guest: Will Connell, Chef d’Mission, British Eventing Squad:
    • Tina Cook riding Mr & Mrs Nicholas and Valda Embiricos and Mrs Sarah Pelham’s Miner’s Frolic
    • William Fox-Pitt riding Mrs Teresa Stopford Sackville’s Cool Mountain
    • Piggy French riding Mr Wally French and Mr Michael Underwood’s Jakata
    • Pippa Funnell riding Mr & Mrs Roger Lincoln’s Redesigned
    • Mary King riding Mrs Janette Chinn and Mr & Mrs Edwin Davies’s Imperial Cavalier
    • Nicola Wilson riding Miss Rosemary Search’s Opposition Buzz
  • Guest: Pippa Funnell
  • Guest: Amy Tryon
  • Guest: Kim Severson
  • Guest: Karen O’Connor
  • News: World Equestrian Games Schedule – recording at the Alltech Pavilion Stage:
    • Sept 30: Recording 5-6 PM
    • Oct 1: Recording 4-5 PM
    • Oct 2: Recording 4:30-5:30 PM
    • Oct 3: Recording 4:30-5:30 PM

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2010 Radio Show Episode 108 – Team Announcements, More News, and Our Spotlight Riders

The final countdown begins as more teams are announced. Plus, we catch up with two more of our spotlight athletes as they prepare to leave for Kentucky, and speak with world famous trainer Pat Parelli about his appearances at WEG. Listen in.

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FEI Eventing Committee Evaluates Potential of Air Vests in Overall Rider Safety

8 September 2010 – Following a meeting of the FEI Eventing Committee evaluating the potential of air vests in overall rider safety on the Cross-Country phase, the Committee has recommended National Federations and riders to keep themselves informed of all the latest developments and to consider the potential benefits of their use.

The Eventing Committee will continue to monitor the evolution of this equipment, for which there are currently no internationally recognised industry standards. As part of its FEI Eventing Risk Management Policy and Action Plan, the Eventing Committee is fully committed to continuing the collection of data on all aspects of safety in the sport. Specific data on air vests will need to be evaluated in detail before any further advice on their use is issued.

“There is no doubt that air vests represent an important development in rider protection, but protective clothing is not the magic solution to rider safety. It needs to be considered in combination with active measures such as correct training, responsible riding, course design and fence construction,” Giuseppe Della Chiesa, Chair of the FEI Eventing Committee, said.

Media Contact:

Grania Willis
FEI Director Press Relations
Tel: +41 787 506 142
Email: grania.willis@fei.org

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, England

Photos: Caroline Powell, by Lynn Lawson

Kiwi Caroline Powell became the first New Zealand woman to win the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in England at the weekend. Caroline, who hails from Christchurch but is now based on the Scottish Borders at Kelso, joins fellow countrymen Blyth Tait, Andrew Nicholson and Mark Todd on the roll of honour.

Riding the popular 17-year-old grey gelding, Lenamore, they put in a foot perfect performance and remained unphased by pressure after finishing dressage and cross country in pole position with a score of 38.7. Lenamore was one of the oldest horses in the competition and stands at just 15.3 hh.

Seventy six riders from twelve different nations competed for this coveted title, with first ever entries from China and Lithuania. Renown as being a tough challenge with its undulating cross country course and thirty demanding fences, Burghley requires both skill and stamina in abundance.

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