WEG News Update

2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games News:
Safeguards for International Shipment of Horses

Tick Took its Toll on World Equestrian Games’ Timing

Top Eventing Rider Townend Opts Out of WEG

Meet the Horses of the United States Para-Equestrian Team

WEG Cuts Budget; Alltech Steps in

Horse Enthusiasts Needed for WEG’s Opening Ceremony

Equine Village at the Kentucky Horse Park to Host Largest Gathering of World-Class Equine Clinicians and Entertainers in U.S.

The Equine Village will showcase the largest gathering of the best known equine entertainers, clinicians and breed representatives ever assembled in the US. There are five different venues for the Equine Village with each providing its own unique entertainment.
The Equine Village will host many of our country’s most recognized breed associations. Each of these associations will have an opportunity to showcase what makes their breed unique. Whether it’s flying over jumps, pulling carriages or performing elegant dressage tests, these many breed associations are sure to impress with a multitude of presentations. Breed demonstrations will be held throughout the 16 days of the Games in two central arenas in the Equine Village.
Competition tickets and Grounds Passes will include the Equine Village and the following presenters:
Clinician’s Corral
Hosted by Rick Lamb, of RFD’s “Horse Show,” the Clinicians Corral will be the place to find America’s top name clinicians. Lamb will introduce the clinicians who will be demonstrating their training methods and philosophies throughout the Games. With seating along all four sides of the arena, there is not a bad seat in the house. Clinicians will be scheduled from 10am to 7pm every day of the Games. Clinicians are:
Aaron Ralston
Asbury University Police Mounts
ASVH Sport Horse Short-Course
Certified Horsemanship Association with Julie Goodnight
Clinton Anderson
Craig Cameron
Dan Grunewald
J.P. Giacomini
Jo-Ann Wilson, Equine Sports Massage
John Lyons
Lynn Palm
Mary Midkiff
Pat Parelli
Peak Performance Mental Coaching
Richard Shrake
Schleese Saddlery Service
Stacy Westfall
The Harness Horse Youth Foundation
Two as One Horsemanship

Parade of Breeds (Cavalcade of Breeds) and World of Horses
Horses of all colors, shapes and sizes will parade every morning through the Village Arena. This will be a good opportunity to have an “all at once” look at the wide variety of breeds represented in the Equine Village. Audience members can return to see their favorite breed’s feature presentation, which will be scheduled during the 16 days. Jumping demonstrations, equestrian entertainers, precision drill teams and much more will all be part of the World of Horses, including:
Arizona Mini Mystique Driving Drill Team
California Cowgirls Drill Team
Culver Academies Lancers and Equestriennes
Easy Riders Drill Team
United States Pony Club
Wells Fargo Stage Coach
Horses on Stage

These daily two-hour shows will be filled with fast-paced equestrian entertainment and will include America’s best professional performers. Dancing horses, stagecoaches and trick riders will all join together to perform:
Dan James
Dancing Morgans
Dianne Olds Rossi and “Fire Magic”
Eitan Beth-Halachmy
El Brio Vanner, LLC with Odd Job Bob
Erik Martonovich
Gudmar Petursson Icelandic Horses
Lizzy Traband
Mario Contreras Equestrian Fiesta
Mary Alice Malone
National Cutting Horse Association
Ramon Becerra
Tommie Turvey, Equine Extremist
United States Hunter Jumper Association
Field Sports
Those who have never had the opportunity to see some of the best equestrian field sports such as Polocrosse, Horse Ball, Tent Pegging or Mounted Games will do just that in the Field Sports demonstration. These sports are popular all over the world:
Federation International Horse Ball
Francesca Kelly, Marwari Breed – tent pegging
United States Mounted Games Association

Breed Organizations
American Connemara Pony Society
American Driving Society
American Hackney Horse Society
American Morgan Horse Association
American Paint Horse Association
American Saddlebred Horse Association
American Shetland Pony & Miniature Horse Registry
Arabian Horse Association
KFPS–Friesian Horse Association of Northern America
International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association
International Saddle Seat World Cup
International Saddleseat Equitation
Francesca Kelly-Marwari Breed
National Walking Horse Association
Nokota Horse
Paso Fino Horse Association
Rocky Mountain Horse Association
Spotted Saddle Horse Association
Swedish Warmblood ASVH Sport Horse
U.S. Trotting Association
Walkin’ on Ranch, Tennessee Walking Horses
Educational Booths
Akhal-Teke Breeder’s Co-op
American Association of Equine Practitioners
American Connemara Pony Society
American Driving Society
American Farriers Association
American Saddlebred Horse Association
American Shetland Pony and Miniature Horse Registry
BLM, Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program
Continental Studbook
Culver Academy
El Brio, LLC-ZipLine Entertainment
Friesian Horse Association of North America
Harness Museum
International Andalusion and Lusitano Association
International Equine Body Workers Association
Irish Draught Horse Society
J.P. Giacomini
Jo Ellard at EE Ranches
John Lyons
Kentucky Equine Education Project
Kentucky Equine Higher Education Consortium
Kentucky Horse Council
Lynn Palm and APHA
Mary Midkiff, Women and Horses
National Cutting Horse Association
National Reining Horse Association
National Walking Horse Association
Pat Parelli
Rocky Mountain Horse Association
Swedish Warmblood Association
T & N Custom Steel Buildings LLC
U.S. Eventing
U.S. Polo
United States Hunter Jumper Association
United States Mounted Games Association
United States Pony Club
Virginia Horse Industry Board
World Breeding Federation of Sport Horses
Irish Village
American Connemara Pony Society
B.W.Furlong & Associates, Equine Veterinarian
Goresbridge Horse Sales
Horse Sport, Ireland
Irish Draught Horse Association
Kids Appeal
American Vaulting Association
Haflinger Owners of Wisconsin
Molly the Pony
The Bandit and Melissa

In addition, the Kentucky Horse Park will feature A Gift from the Desert: The Art, History and Culture of the Arabian Horse international blockbuster exhibition in the International Museum of the Horse.  A Gift from the Desert is a collection of 400 pieces of Arabian art and artifacts assembled from museums and private lenders around the world.  Admission to this world-exclusive exhibition is only an additional $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 7-12 during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Admission to the Equine Village is included with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games tickets, including the Grounds Pass (only $25 most days).  Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free of charge except on Endurance, Cross Country and Driving Marathon days.
For ticket information go to http://www.alltechfeigames.com.


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