I’ve added some videos and horse articles to this site in the past few days and hope you’ll enjoy them. The world of multi-media gives me so many ways to share information, and I’m especially happy about the ability to track each second in a video, so that I can give you specific start points for the things I’m trying to discuss.
On a larger front, The World Equestrian Games are just a few days away, which is very exciting because it’s the first time this prestigious event has been held in the United States. The concept of a World Equestrian Games, at which all of the FEI disciplines would decide their World Championships at one time and place, was proposed to the FEI in 1983. (FEI is an acronym for Federation Equestre International, which is the international governing body for all Olympic equestrian disciplines.)
The first World Equestrian Games were held in Stockholm in 1990. Six disciplines were involved–Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, and Vaulting. The discipline of Reining was added in 2002, and Para Dressage is being added to the 2010 games.
This is a huge equestrian event, being held at the Kentucky Horse Park from September 25th to October 10th, so it’s not too late to be a part of it. For information on competition schedules, tickets, accomodations, etc., go to:
Talk to you next week–AJ