Monday, October 4, 2010

WEG Video Links: Free 2010 WEG Highlight Videos Available On Line From USEF

Free high quality competition video highlights are available on-line, courtesy of the United States Equestrian Federation.  You may access these free video clips at the USEFNetwork website.  If the free video clips just aren't enough competition video for you, you may set up pay-for-view live streaming video of the entire Games for $29.99 at the same location.

WEG Show Jumping: Audio Interviews 10-04-2010

Follow the links below to hear Show Jumping Audio Interviews:

WEG Show Jumping: USA Tops First Day Of Jumping World Championships, presented by Rolex

Mario Deslauriers (USA) riding Urico.   (Kit Houghton/FEI)

Lexington, Ky., Oct. 4, 2010 — U.S. riders Mario Deslauriers, on Urico, and McLain Ward, on Sapphire, set the pace in the first leg of the team competition at the Jumping World Championships, presented by Rolex. Their performance led the U.S. team to the top of the team rankings, with two more days of team jumping to go at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

WEG Para-Equestrian: All Horses Ready to Compete for Kentucky Equine Research U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team - by Leah Oliveto

Lexington, KY - The Kentucky Equine Research U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team passed all 10 horses at the horse inspection for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games today. Of the 89 horses presented, four were held,  and upon re-inspection, three were accepted. Academy Award, ridden by Ricky Balshaw of Great Britain, will be re-presented to the Ground Jury tomorrow. This will be the first time the Para-Equestrian Dressage World Championships have been held in conjunction with the other seven disciplines at a World Equestrian Games. Twenty-five countries will be represented in the competition.

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WEG Closing Ceremony:Cowboy Man Lyle Lovett to Headline at WEG

LEXINGTON, KY—One of America’s finest songwriters, Lyle Lovett, will bring the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to a vibrant finale at the October 10th closing ceremonies in Lexington, Ky.

WEG Show Jumping: Animated Course Maps On-Line

 The official 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games website has detailed, animated, 3d course maps available for viewing.  The maps will be found on the results page of the Jumping competition section of the site.

WEG Show Jumping Results: Speed Round Results Day 1

For full results and course maps visit the Official site.

Rank Num Nat. Rider Horse Time Points
1 742 USA M. Deslauriers Urico 71.25 0.00

671 HUN S. Szász Moosbachhofs Goldwing 73.24 0.00
3 667 BRA R. Pessoa HH Rebozo 76.85 0.00

WEG Show Jumping: Nation's Standings as of 10/4/2010

WEG Jumping Team Results -  Competition: Round 1

WEG Tickets: Weekend Attendance Tops 80,000 - Some Competition Tickets Still Available

As this past weekend's attendance topped 80, 000, and overall attendance is more than 262,000, tickets for the remaining competitions of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are going fast but still available.

Tickets may be purchased ON the day of the competition at sales booths located at each of the entry gates.

Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster up to one day in advance of the competition.

WEG Eventing: Final Scores...

Becky Holder (USA) and Courageous Comet (©Nan Rawlins/Equimage®)

Team: Great Britain 139.40; 2, Canada 151.50; 3, New Zealand 154.50; 4, USA 160.30; 5, Germany 200.70; 6, Belgium 227.10; 7, Ireland 236.50; 8, France 245.70; 9, Japan 334.10.

Individual: 1, La Biosthetique Sam NRW (Michael Jung) GER 33.00; 2, Cool Mountain (William Fox-Pitt) GBR 42.00; 3, Nereo (Andrew Nicholson) NZL 43.50; 4, Gazelle de la Brasserie (Karin Donckers) BEL 44.40; 5, Redesigned (Pippa Funnell) GBR 45.50; 6, Imperial Cavalier (Mary King) GBR 46.20; 7, Clifton Promise (Jonathan Paget) NZL 46.40; 8, Vettori (Stuart Tinney) AUS 47.60; 9, Port Authority (Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch) CAN 48.20; 10, Neville Bardos (Boyd Martin) USA 49.50.

For more information on the results of the Eventing Competition please see photos hereaudio links here;  article here,  and here.

Fashion designer Reem Acra signs three-year sponsorship for FEI World Cup™ Dressage

Internationally acclaimed fashion designer, Reem Acra, has signed a three-year sponsorship for the Western European League and the Final of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage, which opens in Odense, Denmark next month at the start of its 26th season.

WEG Photos: Many Behind-the-Scenes Eventing Images on WEG Central Blog

Team Great Britain (©Nan Rawlins/Equimage®)
Fun team, fan and competition behind-the-scenes images of yesterday's Eventing Finals are posted on the Weg Central Blog.

WEG Eventing Final: Results Lists

For complete 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Final Eventing Results PDF files,  please click  or copy this line into your browser:

WEG Eventing Final: Audio Links - Jung, Fox-Pitt, Nicholson, Rhodes-Bosch

For audio interview links, please read on...


Team Britian's Victory Gallop (©Nan Rawlins/Equimage® Media)

In a nail-biting conclusion to the Eventing Championship at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky today, the British stood firm to claim team gold and Germany's Michael Jung did likewise to take the individual title.  Jung's win was delivered with consummate ease when, last into the arena, he produced another flawless performance from his 10 year old gelding La Biosthetique Sam.  And Britain's William Fox-Pitt, whose polished ride with Cool Mountain secured individual silver, paid the highest compliment to the winner, who led the competition from the outset.  Asked what he thought of the German rider's result he said "quite honestly it's a case of Michael Jung - 1, the rest - nowhere! He's so far ahead we've all got our work cut out for us for the next two years!"