Monday, June 16, 2008

Standardbreds at the WEG 2010

Hmmm.....I am not sure yet if I should apply. I need a jumping video in order to do so. I am CROSSING FINGERS that I can get a good video of dressage. XC, and stadium at our first event of the year on July 6.

Here is the press release from the USTA:

Calling all Standardbred Pleasure Horse enthusiasts

Monday, May 05, 2008 - by Deveau Zubrod, USTA Advertising Director

Columbus, OH --- The USTA is now accepting applications for Standardbreds to be included in a breed demonstration to be held at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Sept. 25–Oct. 10, 2010 in Lexington, Ky.

The 2010 Games will be the first of its kind held in North America and we need you to be a part of the Standardbred’s representation at this prestigious event.

Although the event runs for 16 days, we will only be doing one demo, so it is not necessary to be at the entire event. The demonstration will likely run for 15-20 minutes and will highlight the best of what your horse has to offer in its respective discipline.

We are looking for Standardbreds who compete in the pleasure horse arena (dressage, hunter jumper, barrel racing, endurance, pleasure and/or combined driving, roadster horses, etc.).

If you are interested in being a part of this once-in-a lifetime Standardbred breed demonstration, please submit the following information:

Your name, address, phone number and contact information
Your horse’s USTA registered name
A brief resumé of you and your horse’s accomplishments, including any credentials or awards you have won together and the discipline you compete in
A brief statement on why you think you can best represent the Standardbred in the World Equestrian Games and why you think the Standardbred should be represented
A DVD of your Standardbred competing in his respective discipline

Please note, owners will be responsible for their costs of participating in this event. The USTA will provide a small award for all those who are chosen to participate.

Send all information to Jamie Coffy, USTA Outreach Administrator, 750 Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 by July 15. For questions call Coffy at 1.877.800.8782, ext. 3260, or e-mail jamie.coffy@ustrotting.com.

If you know of anyone in the Lexington area who would be willing to house horses/people during the World Equestrian Games, please provide this information.

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