Category: Olympics & WEG

Olympic equestrian coin
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Horse sports at the Olympics: Let’s take nothing for granted

FEI moves to shore up interests in big year for Olympic reform.

Donald Trump, Cassadee Pope, and Mark Bellissimo.
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Is Wellington the dark horse in the race for WEG 2018?

Palm Beach County has pretty much all the necessary infrastructure in place already.

Greenwich Park, venue for the Olympic Equestrian events of London 2012.
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London proves to be a great show

The quality of London’s equestrian competition is cause for celebration, suggests Neil Clarkson.

Greenwich Olympic stadium: work in progress
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Greenwich Olympic stadium: work in progress

Quiet weekend for the construction of the Olympic equestrian facilities in London’s Greenwich Park.

Princess Haya
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How safe is equestrian sport in the Olympic movement?

It may surprise some equestrian fans to know that the sport’s part in the Olympics is by no means guaranteed, even though its games history spans 100 years.

Boomerang and Eddie Macken in 1978
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Horse-trading and the Olympics

When I was younger, the Olympic Games were the domain of amateur athletes. It was a noble ideal, but not without its problems. The line between an amateur athlete and a professional was always a little blurred.

Observations and comments on London 2012
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Observations and comments on London 2012

The sun shone, the iconic view sparkled and those attending had a lovely time at the test event for the 2012 Olympic Equestrian phases at Greenwich Park.

New stables for homeless people
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New stables for homeless people

Pesky homeless people cluttering up the parks around the World Equestrian Games venue in Lexington, Kentucky, are going to be moved for the duration of the event. Phoenix Park is the most popular place for the homeless to sleep, particularly during winter, but they’re getting a short, sharp, shrift, because the Official Food and Beverage suppliers […]

Oracle octopus spills beans on World Equestrian Games
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Oracle octopus spills beans on World Equestrian Games

Paul the octopus, fresh from a series of stunning predictions on the outcomes of World Cup football matches, has turned his attention to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.

Got your Official World Equestrian Games Undies yet?
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Got your Official World Equestrian Games Undies yet?

I’m so looking forward to the World Equestrian Games later this year. I simply love America. It is the true ancestral home of consumerism and commercialism, and as far as consumerism goes, the US WEG folks are showing those boring old Europeans how it’s done.

Endurance at the Olympic Games!
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Endurance at the Olympic Games!

Yes, possums, you read the headline right! My endurance fans are abuzz at being in with a chance of racing at the Olympic Games in 2020.

Counting the cost of equestrian sport
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Counting the cost of equestrian sport

Recent media reports suggest that some (European) National Federations heading for the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky later this year are balking a bit at the cost of travel, and there is talk of cutbacks.

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