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President of Olympic Games Jumping Resigns
Mr. Rogier Van Iersel from The Netherlands has resigned from his position as President of the Ground Jury for Jumping for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong. The decision of Mr. Van Iersel, who is an Official Judge of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), is based on the fact that he is also team manager of the Saudi Arabian Jumping team, which may have resulted in a potential conflict of interest should the two functions be performed c ... Read the full article

Dressage Sensation Totilas Sold to Paul Schockemohle
The best dressage horse of all time, Moorlands Totilas, has been sold to German former showjumper turned top European breeder Paul Schockemohle. The Netherland's Edward Gal took three gold medals with the 10-year-old stallion at the World Equestrian Games, Kentucky, just two weeks ago. In America, Edward strongly denied rumours that the horse had been sold, saying: "I've heard those rumour too, they're not true, nothing is going on." However, tod ... Read the full article

First definite entries available for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™
As the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ opens for business in Lexington, Kentucky tomorrow, Definite Entries are now available here for Reining, Endurance and Dressage, the three disciplines that kick-start the action at the Kentucky Horse Park. Around 900 athletes and over 1,300 horses were listed when nominated entries closed in August. While these numbers will naturally reduce as the confirmed entries are received, the Alltech FEI Wo ... Read the full article

Competition Schedule Set for 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
LEXINGTON, KY— Sixteen days of eight world championships are officially scheduled for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The competition schedule was released today by the World Games 2010 Foundation.A detailed competition schedule is now available online.“This schedule is certain to provide an exciting variety of top sport on each of the 16 days of the Games,” said Competition Director Kate Jackson. “Spectators will find events of inte ... Read the full article

Dogs Permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, KY- January 28, 2010 - Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, a premier horse show management company, would like to clarify that dogs will be permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2010. Contrary to earlier speculation that dogs would not be permitted on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park this show season because of veterinary protocol relating to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™, the Kentucky Horse Park's Special Events De ... Read the full article

Clarification to Dog Policy at Kentucky Horse Park
Kentucky Horse Shows, LLC, a premier horse show management company, would like to clarify that dogs will be permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2010 during the shows which they run at the facility. Contrary to earlier speculation that dogs would not be permitted on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park this show season because of veterinary protocols and safety issues relating to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™, the Kentuc ... Read the full article

NRBC ’07 Foal Enrollments Set New Record!
Byars, Oklahoma – 2007 was another record-breaking year for the National Reining Breeders Classic, according to NRBC Program Coordinator Kaye Nowlin. There were 2,684 foal enrollments in 2007, up over a hundred foals from the previous year.The NRBC has defined success for years, and its officers and staff are quick to give credit to the people who support the program. “We appreciate the breeders and mare owners who support this program and we ho ... Read the full article

Special publication highlighting the equine athletes, veterinarians and disciplines of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
T o celebrate the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has teamed up with EQUUS Magazine to produce “The Sport Horse: What Makes an International Champion.” A one-of-a-kind publication, The Sport Horse brings together a stable of top veterinarians who each provide a unique perspective on the eight WEG disciplines.   The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, held Sep ... Read the full article

Blenheim to Host London 2012 Olympic Eventing Team Qualifier
The FEI has announced that the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (8-11 September 2011) will be hosting the London 2012 team Eventing qualifier for Africa, Middle East, South East Asia and Oceania (FEI Olympic Groups F and G). Blenheim, which began in 1990, is firmly established in the Eventing calendar attracting international champions and over 60,000 spectators every year. The venue is also synonymous with Olympic qualificat ... Read the full article

2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Announces New Sponsorship
Lexington, KY – The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. and The Rolex Company today announced that Rolex, the leading maker of luxury wristwatches, has signed on to become the "Official Timepiece of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.""Having Rolex become a partner of the Games is exciting and tremendously important to our event," stated Jack Kelly, CEO of the World Games Foundation, Inc. "They have been such an integral part of equestrian ... Read the full article

Contessa joins "On the Record" Video Library
ELMONT, N.Y. – Three-time leading New York trainer Gary Contessa has been added to “On the Record,” candid video interviews with New York’s top horsemen posted on The New York Racing Association’s YouTube site.Contessa, who has led all NYRA trainers in wins the past three years, is well on his way to another New York training title with 78 wins through July 3, leading his closest competitor by 32 victories. In 2007, the 52-year-old New York nativ ... Read the full article

FEI announces all equine samples from Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ negative for prohibited substances
The FEI has announced today that all blood and urine samples taken from horses competing at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ were negative for all prohibited substances. Under FEI Veterinary Regulations, samples from a minimum of 5% of competing horses are tested, but almost 11% of the 752 horses competing in Kentucky were tested. A total of 140 samples were taken from 82 horses, with blood being taken from all 82, plus urine w ... Read the full article

Aachen is considering hosting the European Equestrian Championships 2015
The organisers of the annual World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen, are considering the organisation of the European Equestrian Championships 2015. They plan to present an innovative concept to the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). “We feel obliged to constantly develop new ideas here in Aachen, this of course also includes the organisation of major championships”, stated Carl Meulenbergh, President of the Aachen-Laurensber ... Read the full article

World Record Set at Keeneland
Robert C. Tanklage and Wesley Ward’s One Hot Wish, a two-year-old filly making her first career start, set a world record of :48.87 for 4 ½ furlongs in the second race at Keeneland on April 12, 2007. One Hot Wish, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, led the entire way, pulling off under hand urging to win by 12 ¼ lengths. The win was made even more impressive considering the filly was running into winds of 20 mph, gusting to 30 mph.Bred by co-owner and tr ... Read the full article

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 Picks DigiKnow as Interactive Agency
CLEVELAND, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- DigiKnow, Inc. has been selected as the Interactive Agency of Record for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington."We needed to find a firm with experience - communicating our event internationally, selling merchandise online and creating and making available a worldwide online ticket program," said Jack Kelly, CEO of the World Games 2010 Foundation, ... Read the full article

London 2012 Olympic places announced following Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™
The FEI has today announced the teams which have qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games following their success at the recently-concluded Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Kentucky. Great Britain, as hosts of the 2012 Olympics, qualify automatically for the three Olympic disciplines, Dressage, Eventing and Jumping. In Dressage those qualified as a result of their performances at the World Equestrian Games are The Netherlands, Ge ... Read the full article

In Memoriam: Eugene "Gene" Mische (USA)
Legendary horseman Eugene "Gene" Mische, the founder of Stadium Jumping Inc., passed away on 3 December 2010 at the age of 79, following a long, hard fought battle with cancer. Born in Cleveland, Ohio (USA), in 1931, Mische, more than any horseman in history, changed the face of horse sports in the United States. Over the course of a stellar career that spanned more than 60 years, Gene Mische managed the most prestigious shows in America, inclu ... Read the full article

FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 Unveils New Merchandising and Marketing Logo
The World Games 2010 Foundation has unveiled its new merchandising and marketing logo for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to be held in the Kentucky Horse Park from September 25-October 10, 2010."We are very excited about today’s announcement," said Rolf Linder, Chief Marketing Officer for the Foundation. "Our new merchandising logo will give the Games, Alltech and the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) a striking visual identity an ... Read the full article

Live Oak International Gears Up For Single and Four-In-Hand National Championships
Ocala, FL – The Live Oak International Combined Driving Event, the premier driving event in North America that attracts competitors from around the world, will host the Single and Four-In-Hand National Championships during the 2010 competition, March 25-28. Held at the picturesque 4,500 acre Live Oak Plantation in Ocala, U.S. Trust returns again as the title sponsor and thousands of spectators are expected to attend. “Since this is ... Read the full article

Anky and Salinero Set World Record Dressage Score
Rotterdam, Netherlands – June 22, 2006 – Anky van Grunsven of the Netherlands rode her World Cup champion Keltec Salinero to a world record dressage Grand Prix score of 81.333 percent.Both she and her 12-year-old bay Hanoverian gelding were "in the zone, in the same place, at the same time," van Grunsven said after the opening event of the Rotterdam CHIO.Four of the five judges gave van Grunsven and Salinero scores above 80 percent, with only the ... Read the full article




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