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Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 Day 7 Eventing Championship

Michael Jung (La Biosthethique Sam) GER took the lead as the dressage phase of the Eventing Championship concluded today at the Alltech FEI WEG. Photo: FEI/Dirk Caremans.

GERMANS CEMENT THEIR POSITION AHEAD OF CROSS-COUNTRY DAY by Louise Parkes

Lexington, 1 October – The German team go into tomorrow’s Eventing Championship cross-country challenge at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games with a 14 point lead over their nearest rivals from Great Britain.  Sweden lies third ahead of Australia in fourth but less than 20 penalties separate the top four nations and just 40 penalties, or two jumping errors, separate the top ten teams.

On a day when the standard of dressage just kept getting better and better it was Germany’s Michael Jung who took over at the head of affairs.  He admitted during the post-competition press conference that he regularly competes in pure dressage, “but not at the World Equestrian Games!” he pointed out.  He described his 10 year old gelding La Biosthetique Sam as “a bundle of energy”, and he used that energy today to post a superb score of 33.0 to go out in front.

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However he is closely followed by Italy’s Stefano Brecciaroli whose test with Apollo van de Wendi Kur Hoeve brought a rousing cheer from the crowd after they put 35.50 on the board.  The handsome Belgian Warmblood gelding, which the rider has been competing for the last two years, really rose to the occasion and the 36 year old rider from Rome, who is a member of the Italian police force, the Carabinieri, was delighted with his result. “I competed in Fontainebleau (FEI European Championships) last year and also in Aachen this summer with this horse,” he explained.

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Eventing Radio Episode 98 – Dressage Day 1 World Equestrian Games

The first of four special episodes of eventing coverage from the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games. Chris is joined by some very special guests to give you a wrap up of the day’s events. This was recorded in front of a live audience at the Alltech Experience in the Kentucky Horse park. Listen in… Eventing Radio Episode 98 – Show Notes and Links:

  • World Equestrian Games Eventing Radio Show Recording Schedule – recording at the Alltech Pavilion Stage: (Recorded versions should be available within three hours of recording.)
    • Sept 30: Recording 4:30-5:30 PM
    • Oct 1: Recording 4-5 PM
    • Oct 2: Recording 4:30-5:30 PM
    • Oct 3: Recording 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Coverage: Follow all the coverage of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on the Horse Radio Network.

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2010 Radio Show Episode 115 by SUCCEED – Reining Finals with Lisa Coulter and Eventing Preview

Daily radio coverage of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games continues with a wrap up of the day’s events. We recap Eventing Dressage with Samantha and Reining Finals with Lisa Coulter as we record at the International Equestrian Festival. Listen in as Templeton Thompson takes the show out with “Girls and Horses”…

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German Riders Take the Lead in Eventing World Championships, Presented by Reem Acra

Lexington, Ky., Sept. 30, 2010 — Simone Deitermann and Ingrid Klimke of Germany set the standard today in the first day of dressage in the Eventing World Championships, presented by Reem Acra, at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Deitermann, 29, scored 36.00 penalties aboard Free Easy NRW. Klimke scored 41.30 penalties aboard FRH Butts Abraxxas. Deitermann, competing in her first World Games, is riding as an individual, while Klimke, a veteran of several previous World Games and Olympics, has put the German team in first place. Combined with Dirk Schrade’s score of 42.50 on Gadget de la Cere, Germany stands in first place (83.8), ahead of Australia (91.0), Sweden (91.7), Great Britain (93.2) and the United States (96.5).

William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain rode Cool Mountain into third place (42.00), just ahead of Schrade. Fifth-placed Paul Tapner is leading the Australian charge (43.80).

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Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 Day 6 Eventing Championship

Germany's Simone Deitermann and Free Easy NRW took the lead on the opening day of dressage in the Eventing Championship at the Alltech FEI WEG. Photo: FEI/Dirk Caremans.

GERMANS TAKE STRONG LEAD ON FIRST DAY OF DRESSAGE by Louise Parkes

Lexington, 30 September – Germany holds the whip hand after the first day of dressage in the Eventing Championship at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky (USA) today.  Individual rider Simone Dietermann holds top spot after a superb test with Free Easy NRW while Ingrid Klimke lies second with FRH Butts Abraxxas and fellow team-member Dirk Schrade is fourth with Gadget de la Cere. Great Britain’s William Fox-Pitt and his 2010 Rolex Kentucky 4-Star winner Cool Mountain were the only ones to break the German stranglehold when slotting into third, and his result, combined with that of Nicola Wilson (Opposition Buzz) has ensured fourth place for the British in the team rankings going into tomorrow’s closing stage of the dressage phase.

Sweden lies third after Linda Algotsson and the amazing 20 year old Stand by Me slotted into eighth place and Niklas Jonsson (First Lady) finished tenth.  But it is the Australians who are the closest challengers to the leading nation after the opening day.  When Paul Tapner’s fifth place score with his 2010 Badminton winner Inonothing was added to that of Stuart Tinney and Vettori, the total of 91.00 points left the Aussies in second spot, just 7.2 points behind the leaders.

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Eventing World Championship Gets Underway at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Nearly 81 competitors from 22 countries presented horses at today’s first horse inspection just 24 hours before the start of the Eventing World Championships, presented by Reem Acra, at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.  One horse from Mexico was the only competitor not accepted at the jog, leaving just 80 competitors from 21 countries competing in the championship.

Two horses — one from Portugal and one from Poland — were held and then accepted upon re-presentation.

None of the individual medalists from the 2006 World Games in Aachen are here to defend their medals, but the teams that medaled in Aachen are all here to see if they can improve upon their results from four years ago.

Countries that will field full teams include Great Britain, Japan, South Africa, Belgium, Brazil, Sweden, Australia, Italy, France, Ireland, USA, Germany, Canada and New Zealand. Those countries will also aim for individual medals in addition to Austria, The Netherlands, Portugal, Finland, Poland, Argentina and Denmark.

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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….

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