09.30.12

WEG 2010 Reflections – 2014 Countdown and beyond.

Posted in 2010 Games, 2014 Games at 8:50 pm by Thomas

It’s amazing to think that it has been 2 years already since the World Equestrian Games were here in Lexington and that leaves now less then 2 years until the start of the Altech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy France.

I am going through all my old blog postings from the Games and reflecting on how much fun it was.  At this point 2 years ago I was into my forth day of volunteering, and of course was having a Great time already.  I can say 2 years on that my involvement with the 2010 Games was a Great experience that I will always remember.  I also continue to believe and see the positive impacts the 2010 Games had on Lexington and Central Kentucky.

Now onto Normandy, which if my count serves me correct is now only 692 days away.  Opening day of the Normandy Games is August 24th and they will close on the 7th of September.

I probably need to get on the ball and start looking at what the weather is like in that part of France at that time of the year.     I would assume that the close proximity to the English Channel moderates the climate.  Actually there is a lot I need to start researching for the 2014 Games now that we are within the 2 year window and everyone will start making their plans to go.

Beyond the 2014 Games, there are still many questions about the 2018 Games and the future of the World Equestrian Games beyond that point.  There are a lot of unknowns, many of which revolve around the economic outcomes of Europe over the next Decade, but I will not get into that today.

Kentucky Colonel
Thomas P. Demond
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