January 2009

There are 3 blog entries for January 2009.

The 2010 World Equestrian Games schedule has now been published.  The WEG begins on September 25, 2010 and follows their traditional schedule with vaulting, followed by cross country and the jumping competition.  It deviates slightly after that as it moves into week 2 with the addition of Para-dressage & para-equestrian events as part of the event.  Also included in the second week is more jumping, as well as driving & reining through the end of the 2010 WEG on October 10, 2010.2010_weg_schedule_190

The roster of events is as follows:

Saturday, September 25:  Vaulting & Opening Ceremonies

Sunday, September 26:  Endurance & Vaulting

Monday, September 27:  Endurance, Dressage, Vaulting

Tuesday, September 28: Dressage, Vaulting

Wednesday, September 29:  Dressage


luxury_horse_farms_190Ho! Ho! Ho!  While its not the Christmas holidays yet - some interesting items available for purchase are now starting to hit the market.  One high end item available is being offered through the Neiman Marcus catalog.  For the mere sum of $10 million, you can purchase a turn key & managed luxury thoroughbred horse racing business.  The package being offered is being provided by 3 Chimneys Farm in Midway KY (home to Kentucky Derby Winner Big Brown who will be arriving there next year, Smarty Jones, and Triple Crown Winner Seattle Slew).  Whats included for the $10 million price tag is 12 to 15 thoroughbred race horses, trained by the experienced trainers at Three Chimneys Farm (with your guidance of course), and they will board them, enter them into…

The 2010 World Equestrian Games tickets go on sale…..in a year.  Sorry guys & gals!  They officially go on sale September 25, 2009.  Official prices have not been set, but officials have stated that they will have “cheap” reserved seats that will cost $25 a pop.  And the higher end tickets for select events may run several hundred dollars each.2010_alltech_fei_world_equestrian_games_tickets_384

There is another alternative for those on more of a budget.  There will be general admission tickets that will allow persons to see the various exhibits at the Kentucky Horse Park, view demonstrations, check out the trade show and dining - AND, you can attend the equestrian events that don’t have reserved seating such as the Endurance and Cross Country riding competitions.

Tickets will be available through