Lyle Lovett will be performing at the Closing Ceremonies of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in a few minutes. Last week he stopped by just to enjoy the Games and sign Big Lex. Here he talks about horses, music, the Games, his performance at the Closing Ceremonies and Alltech's contribution.
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) provides a humane alternative for retired racehorses. They currently care for over 1,800 horses on farms across the country. Some horses are retrained for a second career as show jumpers, companion horses, handicapped riding horses, and even polo horses. Others are provided a dignified retirement.
The driving competition is incredibly tight with two ties at the end of the dressage phase. Chester Weber (USA) and Ijsbrand Chardon (NED) are tied for the silver position and the Netherlands and the United States are tied for the team gold. Boyd Exell (AUS) set a new World Championship record with a faultless dressage score of 30.08, breaking Chester Weber's (USA) previous record of 32.13.