Monthly Archives: August 2010

Once a Lifetime

In the end, it was about the horses.  Three of the four horses I picked out when I first saw the YOG horses at Glen Haven in April finished in the top three of the Youth Olympic Games.  The winner, … Continue reading

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YOGhurt

We got seven clears and nine 4-faulters in the first round of the Team Jumping event of the Youth Olympic Games.   There were some really super rounds.  Martin Fuchs (SUI) looks like a real pro.  Tom McDermott (AUS) also stands … Continue reading

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YOG – WTF

The Youth Olympic Games riders had a taste of what is to come when they jumped a 9-fence training track this morning.  Generally, they did very well.  Nine went clear of the 31 starters.  Of the nine others that had … Continue reading

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Bring It On!

Let the fun and games begin. 35 horses were eventually presented for the trot-up.  With 31 riders, it means that there are just 4 reserve horses.  The horse trainers chose not to work the horses in the morning, which was … Continue reading

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Friday the Thirteenth

I am in Singapore for the Youth Olympic Games.  Equestrian sport – the showjumping event – starts today.  31 competitors will draw for horses.  On Friday the Thirteenth.  This should be good.

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Wonderful WEG Medallions

Get a load of these wonderful WEG medallions!  I came across the official medallion website of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, and was stunned how beautiful they are.  Check it out!

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