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2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Top 2010 World Equestrian Games Stories

    DISCOVER WEG WITH FRAN JURGA

    Award-winning blogger Fran Jurga takes you behind the scenes at the Alltech FEI  World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    As the visitor’s advocate, Fran knows what’s on your mind, whether you’re watching from the stadium or from your couch at home. She’ll have the information you want and the inspiration you need! Bookmark DiscoverWEG and win at the Games with Fran Jurga.

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    WEG DRESSAGE

    Steffen Peters and Ravel. Photo Nancy Jaffer

    Dressage, in which horse and rider execute a program of intricate movements, is often compared to the fluid beauty of figure skating or ballet.

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    WEG DRIVING

    The combined driving event in the World Equestrian Games is a competition for four-in-hand drivers only–one driver, four horses, three exacting tests.

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    WEG ENDURANCE

    Endurance riding tests the speed and stamina of the horse–and the rider’s knowledge of pace and efficient and safe use of his horse.

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    WEG EVENTING

    Three days, three tests of one horse and rider team–dressage, cross-country and stadium jumping. It’s the ultimate test of horse and rider.

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    WEG JUMPING

    Jumpers are tested under various conditions over a course of obstacles that demonstrate the horse’s freedom, energy, skill, speed and obedience–as well as the rider’s horsemanship.

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    WEG PARA DRESSAGE

    Para-equestrian events open the world of competition to riders and drivers with severe disabilities. Para dressage will be included in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games for the first time.

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    WEG REINING

    Modern reining dates back to the Old West, where horses on working ranches needed to be sturdy, quick, responsive and agile in order to move cattle and other livestock across the range. Today it’s a fast and exciting sport.

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    WEG VAULTING

    In vaulting, gymnastic and dance elements are combined and performed to music on a cantering horse. This requires a harmonious relationship with the horse and outstanding physical condition in the vaulter.

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