11.29.18

End of WEG as we know it!

Posted in My Thoughts, World Equestrian Games at 7:19 pm by Thomas

As most have now heard, earlier this month the FEI announced what is effectively the end of the World Equestrian Games.  Instead the FEI is going to go back to the individual Championships format that proceeded the WEG.  When I wrote last month, I knew that was coming, the writing was all over the walls so to speak but that still doesn’t mean I wasn’t saddened from the sentimental standpoint when the official statement was made.  My 12 days volunteering at the 2010 WEG here in Kentucky is certainly one of those amazing events of my life so to see the likely hood of having that kind of event here again become a long shot causes a level of disappointment.

Now if you didn’t catch it, I said long shot, didn’t say an impossibility primarily because I will continue to advocate and one day if I get the chance, financially support an event of the caliber of WEG here in Kentucky.  Not saying it will be the same exact format as what WEG was but I could see putting on a multi-discipline event at the Kentucky Horse Park that would provide a showcase of what the horse represents to the human spirit.

On a more festive note, going to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays now because I am staying quite busy on a number of endeavors and so it maybe the end of next month before I make time to write again.  I am thankful for all of you who follow my blog and who support my efforts.

Kentucky Colonel
Thomas P. Demond
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