WEG Battens the Hatches for Florence

Hurricane Florence

As the Carolinas brace for the onset of Hurricane Florence, the World Equestrian Games continue the best they can. The weather that caused the cancellation of yesterday’s endurance event was unrelated to the hurricane. Earlier today, the National Weather Service, which is stationed at WEG venue, the Tryon International Equestrian Center, said Hurricane Florence was […]

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Moorlands Totilas sold to Paul Schockemohle

Rumors surrounded the World Equestrian Games about the sale of Totilas. They were strongly denied at the time, but apparently they were true. Moorlands Totilas, the dressage horse that has captured the imagination of riders worldwide and made dressage famous, has been sold to Paul Schockemohle, who runs a highly successful successful breeding/showing/selling operations. He […]

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Hickstead named “Best Horse” in show jumping at WEG

Hickstead, the mount of defending Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze, was named “Best Horse” after the showjumping finals at WEG. Known for his explosive jumping style and his somewhat unorthodox combo bit (so what kind of bit is Hickstead wearing), he is considered to be a difficult ride. However, Hickstead treated the top four riders, Lamaze […]

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A tribute to Courtney King-Dye at WEG

In a gesture that spoke more than words, Steffan Peters rode into the ring to collect the bronze medal he won for his Freestyle test on Ravel wearing his helmet. He had dedicated his ride to Courtney King-Dye, who was in a coma after hitting her head when her horse fell. King-Dye has recovered enough […]

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Keeping up with the World Equestrian Games – vicariously

For those of us who are could only dream about attending the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, there are — luckily — many bloggers who can help you experience the games vicariously through their posts and tweets. This list is a starting point. Please chime in if you have other suggestions! Twitter: @ChronofHorse @eventingnation @USEquestrian […]

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