Ingmar De Vos

Unanimous support for re-election of Ingmar De Vos as FEI President

Ingmar De Vos was today re-elected unopposed as President of the FEI at the General Assembly in Manama (BRN), where he pledged to build on the success of his first term in office. The Belgian native received unanimous support for a second four-year term from delegates representing the FEI’s 133 National Federations. It is the […]

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WEG Tryon

Ich bin dann mal WEG: Break Even and Apologies

The World Equestrian Games are almost over. Today we are looking at the marathon of the drivers, who have a shortened round and therefore can evade climbing the hill the eventing riders feared. Having a look at the heat this decision certainly was a good one. The para riders still have their individual competitions just […]

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Cancellation of Endurance competition at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

The remainder of today’s Endurance competition has been cancelled due to a potentially dangerously high combination of heat and humidity, and the conditions out on the trail following heavy rain this afternoon. The decision to cancel, which is in accordance with FEI General Regulations, Article 109.12 was unanimous between the President of the Ground Jury, […]

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Tryon 2018 Endurance Statement

As some teams were unfortunately misdirected at the start of today’s Endurance ride, the competition will be stopped at the first vet gate and re-started as a 120-kilometre championship.  In order to ensure that all horses are fit to compete they will all go through the vet check. Only horses that have passed the vet […]

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FEI World Equestrian Games

Ich bin dann mal WEG: Great Conditions in a Big Construction Site

After two days in slight holiday mode, for us now the experience World Equestrian Games begin. While we were not yet allowed to enter the Tryon International Equestrian Center, we were able to pick up our accreditation today and currently we are based in a makeshift press centre. Makeshift? Yes, the big press centre is […]

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Mark Bellissimo Apologises to the Grooms

The CEO of the Tryon International Equestrian Center, Mark Bellissimo, issued a statement in which he confessed of having made an error. This error were the accommodations for the grooms at the WEG. Just some of them can sleep at the location, many others have to stay in hotels far away from the location. This […]

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Ich binn dann mal WEG: When Will We Return Home?

Ok, now I have been in North Carolina – and we’re living in South Carolina- for some hours and I ask myself: When will we return home? I don’t know if it is my advancing age  (ok, some would laugh about that, but I already visited more than only one championship) or if the pain […]

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Hunter Harrison of the Double H Farm Has Died

Hunter Harrison, one of the big supporters of the equestrian sport, has died on Saturday at age 73, so reported. Hunter Harrison was president of CSX, one of the biggest railway companies in the wold. He was the owner of the well-known Double H Farm, who provides McLain Ward with horses – and he […]

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