The World Equestrian Games

Ice Cream on the Beach – WEG in THM Style

October 17th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I know I have said it before, but my friend Kerrie O’Dea is a genius. We have been working with Kerrie and her incentive travel group Organization Unlimited on WEG trips since we joined forces for the 2002 WEG in Jerez, Spain – that was a pretty good start, but I think she has surpassed…[More]

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THM WEG Souvenir Edition

October 22nd, 2010 at 2:57 am

The Horse Magazine’s World Equestrian Games – Souvenir Edition – is our November issue. Filled with 128 pages of insightful commentary from Chris Hector and great photos… There is also a very beautiful tribute to Emma Flavell’s mare, Northern Meara and Shannan Makauskas’  profile of the bushie turned showjumper, Clem Smith.

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THM visits Old Friends

October 10th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

In the fresh air of Bluegrass Country, the Horse Magazine tour group was treated to a beautiful lunch and the company of several notable celebrities. No we didn’t see Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan but we did get up close and personal with Awad, a 1993 Secretariat Stakes and 1995 Arlington Million winner.

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Philippe Le Jeune on Eric Lamaze’s Hickstead win WEG Gold

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Watch Belgium’s Philippe Le Jeune finally win the Gold medal after nine rounds of show jumping over five days to finish. Philippe rode four clear rounds in the horse-swap final. In this video he rides his final round on Eric Lamaze’s Hickstead, who was crowned Champion horse after producing all clear rounds in the Rolex Top Four Final.

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Meet the final four for the WEG Final

October 9th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

ABDULLAH AL SHARBATLY A 27-year-old from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia he rides Seldana di Campalto, an 11-year-old mare by Emilion x Alme Star owned by Saudi Equestrian. Abdullah is a three time World Cup finalist and represented his country at the World Equestrian Games in 2006. ERIC LAMAZE A 42-year-old from Canada who rides…[More]

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Groundhog day – the show jumping continues

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Story by Shannan Makauskas There was a sense of deja vu as we piled into the stands at the World Equestrian Games for the fourth day of show jumping. But as soon as the first horse came out suspense and anticipation replaced monotony, the crowd ooing, ahhing and gasping right on cue. And no wonder…[More]

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More WEG madness!

October 8th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

The Grade III para dressage freestyle at the WEG  was thrown into chaos when the final competitor revealed the arena was FOUR METRES too long. Meetings are still underway, and it is possible that riders who wish to do so, may have a re-ride, although this requires the agreement of all the chefs! It has…[More]

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Sharon Jarvis takes home only Aussie medals!

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Congratulation to Para-dressage rider Sharon Jarvis, who is taking home Australia’s only medals so far – two individual bronzes from the Grade III Freestyle test and Grade III Individual Championship.

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Bad press for the WEG

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Story by Shannan Makauskas The Americans are very good at putting on a show but it was at the expense of Lexington residents according to reports in our local paper in Kentucky – the Lexington Herald Leader. When you walk the streets of Lexington you’re not inundated with the homeless but apparently this is all…[More]

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An update from Sonja Johnson on Jag’s injury

October 7th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Shannan Makauskas talks to Sonja Johnson to get an update on Ringwould Jaguar’s injury in the cross country at the World Equestrian Games 2010

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Ashleigh Drossel Dan & Alvaro Miranda WEG 2010

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Australia’s Ashleigh Drossel Dan starred for Brazil in the Team final at the World Equestrian Games last night where he was ridden by Olympic medalist Alvaro Miranda. Alvaro is the husband of Athina Onassis-Miranda, the heiress of the deceased Greek shipping tycoon, Aristitle Onassis.

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Australia Qualifies for London after Teams Final

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Australia finished 7th in the Teams final last night at the World Equestrian Games with a combined effort of 33.87 penalties over three days of jumping. This means the Australian team is qualified for the London Olympics in 2012.

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