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  • 2010 FEI Games - tickets

    OK, so I noticed the tickets go on sale today... at noon to be specific.

    Anyway, it's kinda, err, costly to take more than one or 2 people. I guess it should bring in a lot of money.

    Who's going?

  • #2
    My mom and I are going! My hubby and 4 yr old are staying back with the ponies. It is expensive but it will be well worth it I'm sure...I am so excited!
    My horse of a lifetime!!


    • #3
      I'll be there.. with 3 other friends and one friend's mom. Should be fun! Doing 2nd day of dressage in the afternoon, the GP freestyle that night, x/c, and stadium. It is pricey, but seeing this event will be amazing.. Gonna try to get myself a nice new digital camera before then.. have a whole year to save now for it.. since I'll be selling a kidney to pay for these tix.. ha...


      • #4
        We have our tickets. 5 of us going. I guess we'll be there unless, between now and then, I get so furious at the price tag and decide to sell out.
        Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


        • #5
          We just got our tickets for stadium and cross country. I am so excited. I remember when we were saying it's only 4 years away and now it's only a year a way. I've got to save a lot of money in the mean time though. I've already looked at a list of some of the vendors that will be there and I know I'm going to want to spend everything I've got.


          • #6
            also confirmed

            Yay Pol! see you there, did you get tickets in the GOOD seats??



            • #7
              I got mine - how is it that XC is the most expensive thing to create yet has the cheapest tickets and Dressage the most $$??

              We're going to the Freestyle, XC and eventing show jumping. Maybe 1 more day for 'real' show jumping.


              • #8
                Cross country is cheap because it takes place over a large area that can accommodate more people than can fit into the seats in a grandstand. Those volume makes up the difference.

                I've been to every WEG so far and will be going to Kentucky with my same tour group. There are half a dozen of us who get together every four years and meet a bunch of new people as well. Next year my niece is going with me. I gave her part of the trip as her college graduation present last year. Due to the deposits requested way in advance for both tickets and hotel, our trip is almost paid for already with only a small bit due next spring.


                • #9
                  Me! Going to the dressage freestyle. Can't wait!

                  *OMGiH I Loff my Mare* and *My Saddlebred Can Do Anything Your Horse Can Do*


                  • #10

                    Do I understand each session of dressage (morning and afternoon) requires a separate ticket purchase? And can you really only purchase one ticket at a time via Ticketmaster?

                    I think I'd rather go to Rolex and do something non-horsey next autumn.
                    When blood is the beverage of choice, the sharpest fangs feed first.


                    • #11
                      Last edited by FlightCheck; Oct. 1, 2009, 09:38 PM.


                      • #12
                        I got a ticket early-- just me going, OH not as excited about it and so the price is not worth it.

                        I also reserved my hotel-- geesh, that was sticker shock for sure.
                        Taco Blog
                        *T3DE 2010 Pact*


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Robby Johnson View Post
                          Do I understand each session of dressage (morning and afternoon) requires a separate ticket purchase? And can you really only purchase one ticket at a time via Ticketmaster?

                          I think I'd rather go to Rolex and do something non-horsey next autumn.
                          Yes, this is true. I can understand that tickets are expensive, but my problem is splitting up morning and afternoon sessions. I find that somewhat ridiculous.

                          *OMGiH I Loff my Mare* and *My Saddlebred Can Do Anything Your Horse Can Do*


                          • #14
                            I'm going for Cross Country, Marathon, and Stadium Jumping. I live about an hour away so the drive isn't too bad. I'm thinking about buying more tickets, but I don't want to get in too deep and then have a conflict. Since I would only be 16 I'd need a buddy


                            • #15
                              Just started to research ticket prices. *whistles* Is it strange that I almost just want to walk *around* the horse park while its holding the games? Soak up that atmosphere? Anybody doing any racing stable tours while in town? Or do you think the whole town will drop everything and focus on the WEG? I suppose that's likely since it's the World Equestrian Games.

                              I'm getting giddy just writing about this. I think I should quit COTH lurking, WEG ticket pricing, and go. to. bed.

                              Still, very excited about WEG being held here in the US! Near me!
                              True Bearing Equestrian
                              St. Helena Island, SC


                              • #16
                                the reason the tickets are so cheap for xc

                                is because there is No seating! you walk the course! Raining? too bad! walk in the rain! That is the nature of xc. I have only this week even dared to look at the tix prices. They weren't nearly as bad as I had feared. I WANT to do the eventing AND the freestyle. I cannot afford to buy everything now, but I am sure the freestyle will be sold out first thing. I agree it is crummy about splitting the sessions, but, OTOH, if you would say, rather walk the course a time or two while 1st session of eventing dressage is on-save 60$ or $90! Prices are high but it is the world championships!!!! ICAN'T WAIT!
                                Another killer of threads


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Robby Johnson View Post

                                  I think I'd rather go to Rolex and do something non-horsey next autumn.
                                  Seriously. I'm figuring (hoping) quite a few will be at Rolex anyway. I will go to WEG xc, but that's probably it. It's quite insane.
                                  We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.


                                  • #18
                                    rolex this year

                                    was spectacular! What with everyone from across the pond. I'm hoping to catch the same calibre of riders at Rolex and just spend $$$ on the "real dressage" and then do xc day. I live close, so at least I don't have to pay to travel.


                                    • #19
                                      We are going! We have a group of six- been paying on the tickets and hotel for so long you forget what it adds up to! We are going to all eventing days and the freestyle. I think my husband may kill me when he finds out how much dressage we have signed up for. Hated to pick only some dressage sessions because we figured then we might miss our favorite riders. After seeing Lucinda and Bettina's tests at Rolex this year I would hate to miss a repeat! Hopefully two horsey vacations in one year isn't overload...
                                      5, 4, 3, 2, 1, GO - you're on course!


                                      • #20

                                        Do you have to buy tickets for each event seperately? And checkout each time? Can't seem to figure out how to batch them up? Is it just me?