Cover Story

It’s Time To End The World Equestrian Games

FEI, pull the plug on Bromont—now—and open up the seven World Championships to individual bidders.

by John Strassburger
It’s Time To End The World Equestrian Games For a WEG to be fan success, the facility has to have the physical infrastructure to accommodate tens of thousands of people for three weeks. The 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games concluded last week in Normandy, France, so now is a good time for me to join the small chorus suggesting that it’s time to put an end to this 24-year attempt to create an “equestrian Olympic Games.” It doesn’t work well enough to continue—at least it doesn’t work in the ways that it was intended to work, and it doesn’t work in a way that’s going to expand the public popularity of horse sports. I covered the 1994 WEG in The Hague (the Netherlands), the 1998 WEG in Rome and the 2002 WEG in Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) as a reporter and photographer, and I worked on the media staff in 2010 in Lexington, Ky., so I’ve experienced first-hand the both the high level of competition and the organizational disasters that is the WEG. I’ve written... Continue Reading

A Horse Library at Your Fingertips!

"Register" for free access to all articles.

Don't miss out! This won't last...

Equestrian Shopper

Media Critique: The Controls of the Horse: A Modern Approach to the Classical Rein and Leg Aids

Show jumping legend Bernie Traurig will reopen your eyes when it comes to applying the aids to your horse. Review of his DVD. read more

Footing—Don’t Lose Your Financial Grip

How to have good footing for your riding arena without breaking the bank. read more

Horse Journal OnCall: What Products Will Promote Healthy Healing?

Dr. Grant Miller gives advice on how to ensure that a wound on your horse heals as well as possible and recommends products that help you get the job done. read more

The Right Stallion for Your Mare

A frank, honest article about how to select the right stallion for your mare and your needs. read more

News

More News

Recent Blog Posts

FREE Horse Journal Email Newsletter


 

Copyright 2014 by Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. an Active Interest Media company