I want to take a special chance to give a shout-out to this week’s WEG show guest, Mick Costello, who I hear reads Eventing Nation from time to time. I had a chance to see some of the construction going on out in the KHP XC course a few weeks ago, and it looks absolutely awesome.
Chatting with the course builders of the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games Cross Country and Driving Marathon Courses, and a report from the US Jumper selection trials in Wellington… 2010 Radio Show Episode 81 – If You Build It, They Will Come:
- Hosts: Samantha Clark and Glenn the Geek
- Guest: Spotlight Show-jumper Angel Karolyi
- Guest: Mick Costello and Aaron Rust
- News: The first round of the US Show jumping selection trials for this year’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are complete, and we have a long list of 15 horses that will spend the summer jumping in Europe, before the team is finalized in September.
- News: Former 2010 radio show guest and National Champion Driver Chester Weber got his year off to a good start last weekend. Driving the team that he hopes to field at the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games later this year, Weber competed against an international field at the Sunshine State FEI Combined Driving Event at the Florida Horse Park, and finished the three phase competition 24 points ahead of second placed Jamie Fairclough. This is Chester’s second WEG qualifying win, and he now heads to the Live Oak International in Ocala on March 24 -28th to defend his National Title.
- News: Sadly, the reigning individual World Champion of Eventing, Zara Philips, will not be coming to the Kentucky Horse Park to defend her title on her fantastic horse Toytown this September.
- News: There have also been some changes announced to the Reining Qualifications procedures for the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games.
- News: The USEF Selection Procedure and Application for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Endurance Team are now available online at the USEF website, and the application to request a Wild Card invitation is also available.
- News: Tickets went on sale last Friday for the Celebrity Chef series of dinners to be held each night during the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games at the Farmhouse, the charming and conveniently located restaurant within the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park.
- News: The Purina Live from Lexington Contest is an opportunity for horse lovers everywhere to showcase their blogging skills for a chance to attend, and report live from, the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games, here at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
- News: The Spotlight Lexington Festival, which will entertain locals and visitors downtown during the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games, has announced Coca-Cola as it’s newest sponsor.
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