Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Eventing Pictures

I'm back from the World Equestrian Games.  I wish I could have stayed longer, but I had a great time!

Here are some eventing pictures I was able to get:

Let's start with a couple "close-ups" of the fences to provide an idea of what the riders were facing...

Part of the main water complex.  
This fence was big, with a drop into the lake.  Gasp!

Here I'm standing by another entrance to the same water.  
Who wants to jump in over this hedge, and face the choices in front?

A quaint little cottage.  That's nearly 6' wide...

An amusing sign at the last fence.  
According to the fence judge they meant it as a joke, but unfortunately some of the fruit did go missing...

Now some pictures of the riders in action:

The start box.  
This is eventing star Pippa Funnel from the UK.
Her horse is gorgeous.

One of the early fences.  It's WIDE!

Big fence on a hill.

Wide table over a ditch.

Hedge, anyone? (I think this is Buck Davidson from Team USA)

Another water complex.  
This one was tough b/c of the drop and angle from the log to the fish.

Pippa Funnel from the UK over the last fence.

The cool-down/vet check area at the end of the course.

And, finally, a picture from the Stadium Phase (Day 3)


  1. Gorgeous horses, and elegant events. How fortunate that your work took you to KY so you could enjoy part of it.

  2. WOW! Gorgeous photos. Eventing is a tough sport.

  3. As someone who has had many injuries as a result of years of horseback riding, those jumps are SCARY! I can't imagine asking my horse to clear something like that! Simply amazing! Thanks for sharing.


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