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)

3 comments:

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

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

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  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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