Monday, September 27, 2010

USEF Network, NBC Sports and Universal Sports to Deliver Complete Coverage of 2010 WEG

USEF Network, NBC Sports and Universal Sports to Deliver Complete Coverage of 2010 WEG
Release: September 23 2010
Author: Kathy Meyer
Lexington, KY - More than 150 hours of programming will be hitting the airwaves and the web starting Saturday, as the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games gets underway. As part of this effort, the United States Equestrian Federation's new online broadcasting center, USEF Network, plans to carry more than 65 hours of free coverage during the Games, including LIVE coverage of the Opening Ceremonies and Closing Ceremonies, LIVE competition coverage of reining, driving, vaulting and endurance, as well as recorded coverage of para-equestrian dressage. Together with the coverage planned by NBC Sports, Universal Sports and, spanning dressage, show jumping, eventing and more, this marks the most extensive coverage of equestrian sporting events in U.S. history.

NBC Sports will air 8 ½ hours of LIVE coverage on three consecutive weekends, beginning Sunday at 12 Noon ET. Universal Sports will show more than 15 hours LIVE, including the majority of the show jumping competition, and will also air taped broadcasts of the Reining Final, the Dressage Freestyle, the Driving competition and the Vaulting Final. The joint effort will include more than 30 hours of live and taped television coverage.

To access free, LIVE coverage from USEF, the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport, visit: Live streaming starts Saturday, September 25, and begins with the Reining Team Competition, followed by Opening Ceremonies.

For the LIVE streaming subscription available for purchase from, visit A one-time subscription fee is available for only $29.99; daily purchase options are available for only $12.99. Live streaming begins with the dressage on Saturday, September 25. Full replays of subscription content will be provided for on-demand viewing.

To view the complete television schedule, visit:

Coverage of all events is also available through with a paid subscription.

Lexington-area cable operator Insight Communications will offer the Universal Sports network to its subscribers on a trial basis beginning on September 24, allowing local horse enthusiasts to watch the action. The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will run from September 25 through October 10. The event takes place once every four years, with 2010 marking the first time the event has been hosted on U.S. soil.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Team USA Wins Reining

S. Flarida / T. McCutcheon / C. Schmersal / T. McQuay 674.50
B. Fonck / A. Poels / C. Baeck / J. Boogaerts 659.00
S. Massignan / D. Carmignani / N. Brunelli / M. Ricotta 655.50
U.S. Dressage Team Looks Fit and Sound, Ready to Take on the World in Kentucky
Release: September 26 2010
Author: by Brian Sosby

Lexington, KY - All four of the U.S. Team dressage horses were presented during the official Veterinary Inspection (or jog) at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on Sunday. The U.S. Team is but one of the 24 countries with dressage athletes competing at the Games. A total of 11 four-member teams will be in the battle for a Team medal. There are a total of 66 dressage competitors with the hopes of earning an Individual medal.

With the jog complete, the four horse-and-rider combinations that will compete for a Team medal for the U.S. are:
(Name / Age / Hometown / Horse / Age / Sex / Breed / Owner)

Tina Konyot / 48 / Palm City, FL / Calecto V / 12 / Stallion / Danish Warmblood / Tina Konyot and John Byrialsen
Todd Flettrich / 40 / Royal Palm Beach, FL / Otto / 14 / Gelding / Danish Warmblood / Cherry Knoll Farm
Katherine Bateson-Chandler / 35 / Wellington, FL / Nartan / 15 / Gelding / KWPN / Jane Forbes Clark
Steffen Peters / 45 / San Diego, CA / Ravel / 12 / Gelding / KWPN / Four Winds Farm

"The team looks really good," said Eva Salomon, USEF Dressage Team Chef d'Equipe. "The horses all look good, and we are really excited and ready to have a chance to compete."

Dressage competition begins on Monday, September 27, in the Kentucky Horse Park's Main Stadium at 8:30 a.m. The schedule for the various competitions is as follows:

Monday, September 27 - Team Grand Prix - 1st Half of Part 1 - 8:30 a.m.; 1st Half of Part 2 - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 28 - Team Grand Prix - 2nd Half of Part 1 - 8:30 a.m.; 2nd Half of Part 2 - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 29 - Grand Prix Special - 1st Half - 10:00 a.m.; 2nd Half - 2:30 p.m.
Friday, October 1 - Grand Prix Freestyle - 7:00 p.m.

The Super Bowl For Horses

Equine Motorcoach is so excited that the World Equestrian Games are underway. If you can't make it to Lexington, Kentucky, watch the Games live online by clicking here. This is the Super Bowl of horses!

Team USA is currently in the lead in the Reining division. We are especially proud of this team since we sponsored the NRHA Derby for two years. The NRHA was a gracious host to Equine Motorcoach and we were introduced to the sport in style.

Three-time Dressage Olympian Anky van Grunsven stunned the horse media world yesterday when she announced she was competing in the Reining division instead of Dressage. She was introduced to Reining in her many trips to Florida for the Winter Equestrian Festival. We say "there's a cowgirl and cowboy" in everyone.

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