Normandy Passes the Torch to Canada set08

Normandy Passes the ...

During Handover Ceremony at Close of Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014. With the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, FRA coming to an end during the Closing Ceremonies on September 7, Canada stepped into the spotlight as the official host country of the eighth edition of...

FEI President officially closes Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy set08

FEI President offici...

FEI President HRH Princess Haya officially closed the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy at the D’Ornano Stadium this evening, bringing to an end two weeks of incredible sport. The final medals of the Games were presented by IOC Member, Tsunekazu Takeda, Vice-President...

Chez Philip: The WEG...

The 15th episode of Chez Philip is here, on this the final day of competition of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014. Today we were delighted to be joined by a star of the silver screen – French actress Marina Hands – and Roger Deslauriers, the President of Bromont...

Record edition with 565,000 spectators set07

Record edition with 565,000 spectators

After a second week of top-flight sport and a final weekend boasting exceptional crowds in Caen, the 7thedition of the World Equestrian Games drew to a close in a festive, Olympic village  atmosphere. Over 565,000 spectators attended the Games, which the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) confirms is a biggest audience since the creation of the event in 1990. A record number of 1,750 journalists from some 52 countries were accredited for the Games, testifying to the global  appeal of this major equestrian sport meeting. This augurs well for the next edition in 2018, as the FEI hands on the torch to Canada during this evening’s...

Chez Philip: the WEG...

Episode fourteen is here! Frédérique Cottier and Steve Hadley talk jumping with Philip ahead of tomorrow’s hotly anticipated final four. Sienna went out to the hippodrome to talk to some of the world’s best drivers about the marathon course. In the second part of the show Enrique...

Spending a day with Norman! set06

Spending a day with ...

You must have crossed paths with him in the Games Village or at the competition sites. What success the Games’ mascot has enjoyed! With his round face and beaming smile, the general public immediately adopted him, as have the media, the ambassadors and the athletes!! 20,000 little furry...

Chez Philip: The WEG...

The thirteenth episode on DRESSAGE-international.com Jumping star Ben Maher (GB) paid us a visit, as did Hannah Selleck (USA) – here as a Just World ambassador. Jessica Schmitz, Pauline Riedl and Milena Hiemann – the German vaulters who are amongst the favourites to take gold in Normandy...

Chez Philip: The WEG...

The twelfth episode on DRESSAGE-international.com It is an antipodean episode today… Philip was joined by two Aussies to kick off – Edwina Tops-Alexander and the driver Boyd Exell. Sienna visited the Alltech Experience in the Games Village to learn all about animal nutrition from the...

Chez Philip: The WEG...

The tenth episode on DRESSAGE-international.com First up, Team USA’s drivers – in the form of Chester Weber, Misdee Wrigley-Miller and Allison Stroud – sat down with Philip to discuss their chances. With Monday being a non-competition day, Sienna took the chance to see the sights and...

Chez Philip: The WEG...

The ninth episode on DRESSAGE-international.com Germany’s golden girl, Sandra Auffarth, came into the studio to show off her two gold medals from the individual and team eventing. We had a visit from Fabien Grobon, the Director General of the organising committee for the FEI Alltech World...

Chez Philip: The WEG...

The eight episode on DRESSAGE-international.com Joanne and Hannah Eccles and Lucy Phillips, from the Great Britain vaulting team came to pay us a visit. Sienna reports from the cross country competition and Sasha Lawes-King, the Australian endurance rider, and her mother, Andrea, sat down with...

Chez Philip: The WEG...

The seventh episode on DRESSAGE-international.com Episode 7 of the Official talk show of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014. In this episode we had British reiners Jessica & Francesca Sternberg & Pedro Cebulka in the studio. As well a report from the Grand Prix Freestyle to...