Oct 08

Pat Day on the Importance of Getting Back on the Pony

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Pat Day won thousands of races during his long and illustrious career. He had a Kentucky Derby victory with Lil E. Tee in 1992 and he is the all-time leading rider at Keeneland and Churchill Downs. He visited the Rood and Riddle exhibit to speak about his long career and his work with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.

He was nice enough to tell me about his first experience on a horse.

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Oct 07

Germans Win Gold - First Para Dressage Medals Awarded at World Equestrian Games

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The German team took the gold in the Jumping World Championships Wednesday night at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. France took the silver and Belgium took the bronze. Competition was tight with a record 27 nations competing.

This is the first time that para-dressage has been included in the World Equestrian Games. Hannelore Brenner of Germany and Sophie Wells of Great Britain became the first para-equestrian athletes to wear the gold at the already-historic Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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Oct 05

FEI Inspire Exhibit at the Alltech Experience Pavilion

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The FEI is presenting an inspirational photo exhibit in the Alltech Experience Pavilion. It includes 16 images taken around the world. Photographers Liz Gregg, Kit Houghton and Simon Charlton capture equestrian athletes, both legends and newcomers, in unusual settings that reference their discipline in a subtle and clever way.

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Oct 05

USA Jumpers Take the Lead at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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US jumpers Mario Deslauriers and McLain Ward were in first and second position following the first jumping qualifier. Sándor Szász of Hungary is in third place. The team jumping competition is underway today.

Results- Jumping, First Qualifier
Individual - 1, Mario Deslauriers (Urico) USA 0; 2, McLain Ward (Sapphire) USA, 0.27; 3, Sándor Szász (Moosbachhofs Goldwing) HUN 0.99.
Team - 1, United States 5.69; 2, Germany 9.80; 3, France 11.32; 4, Netherlands 11.33.

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