World Equestrian Games
The world was watching on Saturday, September 25 as young men and women from Culver Academies — Troopers and Equestriennes mounted on the horses of Culver’s famed Black Horse Troop — carried the flags of the United States of America and the FEI World Equestrian Games in the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
Now you can watch Culver's riders and horses perform in the Opening Ceremonies. Go to http://www.usefnetwork.com/WEG2010/ to view the entire WEG Opening Ceremonies by clicking on the "Featured Media" tab and scrolling down to and clicking on "Opening Ceremonies" to load the video.
Bloggers on the Ground:
The Vedette students have been blogging throughout the course of the Games. Visit www.thevedette.wordpress.com to catch up with our student bloggers.
On Sunday, September 26, the Lancers and the Equestriennes performed in the Park’s Equine Village, accompanied by the Lancer Band. Afterward, Culver hosted a terrific barbecue at Walnut Hall Stock Farm,adjacent to the Kentucky Horse Park. Culver will have an admissions booth at the Equine Village within the Park throughout the 16-day showcase.
About the Games
This prestigious world-class equestrian event is being held in the United States for the first time and will draw more than 800 athletes and 900 horses from more than 60 countries. The 16-day Games showcase world-class equestrian athletes competing for championships in eight equestrian sports.
The Opening Ceremonies and the Games will be broadcast on NBC Sports, which has made the largest commitment to network coverage of equestrian sport in U.S. television history.
Held at the Kentucky Horse Park, the games are expected to draw more than 300,000 attendees and millions of television viewers from around the world.
The financial impact on Lexington is comparable to hosting the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament.
Special thanks to Anita & Preston Madden ’52, Robert Bath W’49, Charlene Harris, Kris & Gil Bundy '77, Shalimar Maakar (Parent '13), Tom & Robyn Shanahan (Parents ’12), Lindy & Bill Street N'55, Toots & Jim Henderson '52, and Bethany & Frank Schurz '48 for being event sponsors to help defray expenses.