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  • FEI World Games: Freestyle night..

    Hi folks,

    A few eventing buddies and I are going to make the trip to KY and were thinking of getting tix for Freestyle night.. can someone give me insight into how many horses (roughly) will be preforming? Or an average from past games? I had trouble finding info online.. thanks!

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    I sincerely hope you are prepared for sticker shock when you find out the cost of the tickets and hotel rates, etc. I attended the WEG's at Aachen and it was a fraction of what they are charging for Kentucky.
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    • #3
      I think the top 20 horses move on to the Freestyle, but I could be wrong. You should see at least 10-12, at most 20. Probably more like 12.

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        Good to know...I bought tickets today. They were $$, but I live in the area and don't have to pay for a hotel.

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          There used to be twelve and then they increased it to fifteen. The new FEI dressage task force has been proposing some changes but I'm not sure if they are for the WEG or just the Olympics. The proposal I saw would include the GPS in the team scores.

          I'll admit I'm not a fan of freestyles but I find only the top five, if that many, really worth watching. Sitting at H for the GP and/or GPS is my idea of a great dressage education. Perhaps because I don't have the best eye, I love being able to compare the same sections of the test.

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            Originally posted by ise@ssl View Post
            I sincerely hope you are prepared for sticker shock when you find out the cost of the tickets and hotel rates, etc. I attended the WEG's at Aachen and it was a fraction of what they are charging for Kentucky.
            Aachen is not the World Equestrian Games and my friend just got hotel room for $200 a night which is reasonable.
            Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ridgeback View Post
              Aachen is not the World Equestrian Games and my friend just got hotel room for $200 a night which is reasonable.
              However, they did host, multiple times. I think that's what she was implying.
              Kelly
              It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"

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                Originally posted by tempichange View Post
                However, they did host, multiple times. I think that's what she was implying.
                All events on the same property in the same two weeks(no)? I don't think $200.00 a night is out of line especially when post people will be splitting it with several people.
                Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ridgeback View Post
                  All events on the same property in the same two weeks(no)? I don't think $200.00 a night is out of line especially when post people will be splitting it with several people.
                  Aachen's show is held in July. WEG is held in the Fall.

                  Eh. I'd rather camp at the campgrounds. But I have my loft in downtown
                  Kelly
                  It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"

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                  • #10
                    Ridgeback - HELLO - the WEG'S were held in Aachen in 2006. I KNOW there is also an Aachen Dressage show. Obviously your the one who is uninformed.

                    Not sure what hotel your friend found for $200 a night - most are quoting much higher than that - average around $500.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ise@ssl View Post
                      Ridgeback - HELLO - the WEG'S were held in Aachen in 2006. I KNOW there is also an Aachen Dressage show. Obviously your the one who is uninformed.

                      Not sure what hotel your friend found for $200 a night - most are quoting much higher than that - average around $500.
                      Nope not uninformed because KY will be the FIRST WEG that holds ALL the events on the same PROPERTY..... Maybe you're uninformed about the hotels? My friend called the 800 number that is handling it and got a room for $200.00 bucks a night one exit north of the horse park...

                      P.S. DUH Aachen holds huge dressage and jumping shows I'm talking about WEG and the fact one facility is hosting ALL the disciplines. kinda like the Olympics....
                      Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

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                        RIDGEBACK ARE YOU DENSE? The WEG'S are held every four years - the 2006 WEG's were held in Aachen - they had Dressage, Show Jumping, 3 Day eventing, Vaulting, Reining, Driving and Endurance. Stop acting like you know everything when obviously you don't. I was there - it was the 2006 WORLD EQUESTIONS GAMES. AND IT WAS ALL ON THE SAME PROPERTY. They used the Farms adjacent to the Aachen show grounds for the 3 Day cross country. And the 2014 WEG'S will be in Normandy France. Before you keep telling me I don't know what I'm talking about get your facts straight.

                        I watched all the Dressage at the Aachen WEG'S and also 3 Day and some of the Show Jumping and Vaulting. We had to leave before the Reining started. Here's the Website for the 2006 WEG's at Aachen - http://www.aachen2006.de/default_e.htm

                        AND DUH - it is like the Olympics but the Olympics move to different sites every 4 years as well. Aachen does have large Annual Dressage and Jumping Shows but they take place in the SPRING.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ise@ssl View Post
                          RIDGEBACK ARE YOU DENSE? The WEG'S are held every four years - the 2006 WEG's were held in Aachen - they had Dressage, Show Jumping, 3 Day eventing, Vaulting, Reining, Driving and Endurance. Stop acting like you know everything when obviously you don't. I was there - it was the 2006 WORLD EQUESTIONS GAMES. AND IT WAS ALL ON THE SAME PROPERTY. They used the Farms adjacent to the Aachen show grounds for the 3 Day cross country. And the 2014 WEG'S will be in Normandy France. Before you keep telling me I don't know what I'm talking about get your facts straight.

                          I watched all the Dressage at the Aachen WEG'S and also 3 Day and some of the Show Jumping and Vaulting. We had to leave before the Reining started. Here's the Website for the 2006 WEG's at Aachen - http://www.aachen2006.de/default_e.htm

                          AND DUH - it is like the Olympics but the Olympics move to different sites every 4 years as well. Aachen does have large Annual Dressage and Jumping Shows but they take place in the SPRING.
                          Wow I'm laughing at how upset you get over things... Breathe it's really not that big of a deal. By the way $200 a night for a room isn't that expensive. If people can't find a room pm me my friend might end up staying at my house and will have their room available for 4 days during the Cross Country.

                          http://www.dressagedaily.com/index.p...:december-2005

                          John Nicholson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park, now has the honor and responsibility of hosting and shouldering the WEG. “This will be the first time that the FEI World Equestrian Games will be staged at a single venue. That’s because there isn’t another site in the world that has the facilities that are available at the Kentucky Horse Park. When all was said and done, I believe that Kentucky’s heritage as the Horse Capital of the World, combined with the world-class facilities at the park, were what won the games for our state. It will be the park’s privilege and distinction to represent the United States to the world via the games.”
                          Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama

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                            Originally posted by tempichange View Post
                            However, they did host, multiple times. I think that's what she was implying.
                            Aachen has hosted WEG only once in 2006.
                            “Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free til they find someone just as wild to run with them.”

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                            • #15
                              Well Ridgeback - read your own posts - where you state that the WEG'S were NOT at Aachen.

                              A friend has tickets for the Dressage at Kentucky for the Dressage but for reasons no one can explain they scheduled to Dressage at the WEG'S to overlap Dressage at Devon. So for those of us who may have horses competing at DAD it's a conflict. I cannot understand why they made this schedule conflict when the DAD dates are known years ahead of time. I have an offer of free tickets to the Show Jumping and may fly out for those.

                              And as far as a single venue - well I guess he believes continguous land isn't a single venue. I've heard so many nightmares about these WEG games and so many people have quit working on it - good solid people who know how to stage horse events. Vendors we spoke to at DAD said they wouldn't be able to go there due to the horrendously high fees they are charging - $17,000 for a 10x10 space!

                              And from what we've heard you will NOT be able to buy tickets at the games. At Aachen we had our dressage tickets before we made the trip but did purchase 3Day tickets at the event - same for show jumping. I hope Kentucky is successful but the costs are much higher and I'm sure a significant # of tickets will be people from Europe coming in and taking advantage of the exchange rate.
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                              • #16
                                Goodness gracious, guys!

                                I'll be there scribing, so look for me!

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by ise@ssl View Post
                                  And as far as a single venue - well I guess he believes continguous land isn't a single venue. I've heard so many nightmares about these WEG games and so many people have quit working on it - good solid people who know how to stage horse events. Vendors we spoke to at DAD said they wouldn't be able to go there due to the horrendously high fees they are charging - $17,000 for a 10x10 space!
                                  You should see the property fever some people have around here.
                                  Kelly
                                  It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"

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