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Green Initiatives in Place for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

September 3, 2010 – LEXINGTON, KY – 21 Days to Go – The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is proud to announce plans for efficient recycling and waste reduction during the 16-day event, by partnering with Green Duck composting and recycling solutions company.

Using eco-stations and compostable products, the World Games 2010 Foundation is projected to recycle and compost over 360 tons of material that otherwise would have gone to the landfill.

Volunteers will be on hand at the eco-station sites to assist spectators in where to place their disposables.  These bins will be designated for recyclables, compostables and waste materials.

Additionally, Green Duck has partnered with Buona and Patina, the Games concession and catering vendors, to utilize certified compostable to-go food service packaging, including plates, cups, cutlery and food containers. With these compostable products in place, more than 90 percent of the packaging for foodservice will be diverted from the landfill, and instead be turned into nutrient-rich compost soil.

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Olympian Debbie McDonald Gives Clinic to World Equestrian Games Para-Equestrians

Debbie McDonald © 2010 Lauren Fisher/PMG.

Thousand Oaks, CA – September 2, 2010 – This spring Para-Equestrians were treated to a dressage clinic with Olympian Debbie McDonald. The clinic took place during the Dressage Affaire at the Del Mar Horse Park in Del Mar, California on March 15-16, 2010.  This informational clinic was a wonderful opportunity for riders that are preparing for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. For McDonald this clinic proved to be a learning experience not only for the participants but for herself as well.

McDonald noted, “This clinic was a learning experience not only for them but for me.  I have never had a rider that was paralyzed from the neck down.  At first I was not sure exactly on how to work on each of the riders but I developed a strategy to work on controlling the body.  These exercises included sitting up taller, increase stretching, and many other techniques to increase their strength.  I worked with the para-equestrians just as I would school my own riders.”

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Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Opening Ceremonies Will Entertain and Delight Spectators

With dozens of equine performers, nationally known singers, an orchestra, choir, dancers, local and international celebrities and dignitaries, and a traditional “Olympic-style” parade of athletes from more than 58 participating countries, the Opening Ceremonies for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games promises to entertain and delight spectators.

The World Equestrian Games are being staged outside of Europe for the first time! The Opening Ceremonies will celebrate the equine culture and heritage of both the United States and Kentucky.

Musical talent on stage will include native Kentuckians, folk-singers, opera stars, and world-renowned jazz musicians.

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Michael Jung Is New HSBC FEI World Cup Champion as Germans Dominate Schenefeld

The HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing Champion for 2010 Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam. (Photo: Ute Goedecke)

29 August 2010 – Michael Jung was crowned the HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing Champion for 2010 at the last event of the season, Schenefeld (GER), where he emphasised his domination of the series by finishing second, third and fourth behind the winner, Julia Mestern (GER) on FRH Schorsch.

After 12 events in 10 countries and three continents, Jung, who is being hailed as one of the world’s most exciting young riders, emerged supreme as the only rider to have won two events, at Marbach (GER) and Strzegom (POL).

His reaction on learning that he has won US$50,000 of HSBC prize-money was: “This is wonderful for me because as a professional rider I am always thinking about earning money. This will now allow me to relax and prepare my top horse, Sam, for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky next month.

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Dressage Radio Episode 66 – Todd Flettrich Plus Dressage for Juniors

Colleen Walker tells us about Dressage for Juniors and Todd Flettrich shares his journey to the World Equestrian Games. Take a listen right here.

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Eventing Radio Episode 93 – Graeme Thom, Canadian Chef d’Equipe

Canadian Chef d’Equipe, Graeme Thom, stops by this week to tell us what it involves to prepare the squad for the World Equestrian Games and shares an insiders view on the horses and riders named for the short list. Take a listen.

Eventing Radio Episode 93 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Show Host: Chris Stafford
  • Co Host: Max Corcoran
  • Photo Credit: Courtesy, Graeme Thom
  • Guest: Graeme Thom – Equine Canada – Canadian Chef d’Equipe
  • News: Canadian Eventing Names Eventing Squad for the 2010 World Equestrian Games
  • News: Support Canadian Eventing
  • News: Malmo WC Qualifier:
    1 Niklas Lindbäck/Mr Pooh (SWE) 47.8 + 1.2 + 0 = 44.0
    2 Simone Deitermann/Free Easy NRW (GER) 38.4 + 16.8 + 0 = 55.2
    3 Katrin Norling/Pandora Emm (SWE) 45.6 + 10 + 0 = 55.6
    4 Andreas Dibowski/FRH Fantasia (GER) 41.2 + 10.4 + 4 = 55.6
    5 Kai Rüder/Saaten-Unions Charlie Weld (GER) 40.2 + 13.6 + 8 = 61.8
    6 Frank Ostholt/La Fair (GER) 53.6 + 9.6 + 0 = 63.2
    7 Kai-Steffen Meier/TSF Karascada M (GER) 54.0 + 12.8 + 0 = 66.8
    8 Clayton Fredericks/Brookleigh (AUS) 45.6 + 18 + 4 = 67.6
    9 Malin Larsson/Piccadilly Z (SWE) 52.0 + 12 + 4 = 68.0 10 Marina Köhncke/Calma Schelly (GER) 47.0 + 21.2 + 0 = 68.2 Full results on www.ridsport.se

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Riders Prepare for Final HSBC Countdown at Schenefeld

26 August 2010 – The HSBC FEI World Cup Eventing for 2010 climaxes at Schenefeld in Germany this weekend (August 27-29) as riders bid to boost their rankings in this valuable US$180,000 series.

The world-beating German squad will be at Schenefeld in their entirety, as it is a compulsory selection trial before they head to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky to defend their Eventing team gold medal won at the 2006 Games in Aachen.

Michael Jung (GER), who heads the HSBC FEI World Cup leaderboard with two victories, at Marbach (GER) and Strzegom (POL), is a definite starter, as are compatriots Andreas Dibowski, Kai Rüder and Kai-Steffen Meier, all of whom are in the current top 10 of the rankings, plus Ingrid Klimke, Frank Ostholt, Dirk Schrade, Simone Deitermann and Anna Warnecke.

Six other nations are represented – Belarus, Brazil, Finland, Japan, Spain and Sweden – and riders such as Viachaslau Poita (BLR) and Aliaksandr Faminou (BLR), first and third at Minsk (BLR), have a good chance of enhancing their status in the HSBC rankings.

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Dressage Radio Episode 65 – Tina Konyot and Toni Venhaus

U.S. WEG team member, Tina Konyot, fresh from her winning streak at the Selection Trials and Toni Venhaus from NSW dressage tells us how the sport is developing Down Under. Listen in right here.
Dressage Radio Episode 65 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Co-Hosts: Chris Stafford
  • Photo Credit: SusanJStickle.com
  • Guest: Tina Konyot
  • Guest: Toni Venhaus
  • News: U.S. Names WEG Dressage Short List/Nominated Entry
  • News: New Ride for U.S. Para-Equestrian The United States Equestrian Federation has announced that US Para-Equestrian rider Jennifer Baker has had to withdraw the horse on which she was selected for the Short List/Nominated Entry for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Duel was withdrawn because of veterinary issues and has been replaced per the USEF Selection Procedures with Kranak. Owned by Akiko Yamazaki (who is a steadfast supporter of the sport of dressage including as the owner of Ravel – Steffen Peters’ superstar and 2009 FEI World Cup Champion) Kranak was made available to Baker without hesitation. The 18-year-old Dutch gelding has been showing successfully at the Grand Prix level with both Yamazaki and Peters’ wife Shannon.

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2010 Radio Show Episode 105 – WEG News & Pierre St Jacques

We discuss the US Dressage Selection Trials in detail with our spotlight rider Pierre St Jacques, who finished fifth, earning himself a place on the short list with his beautiful horse, Lucky Tiger. And of course the WEG news keeps on coming, including a chat with Dr Jennifer Feiner of Hagyard’s Equine Medical Institute who’ll be in charge of the quarantine facility for all the horses shipping in from Europe, and why Nicole Simpson-Shahinian isn’t on the USEF show-jumping short list for WEG with Tristan. Listen in.

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Eventing Radio Episode 94 – Phillip Dutton and Will Faudree

Will Faudree and Phillip Dutton join us this week while they were on the road and on their journey to the final selection trials for WEG. Take a listen…

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