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2010 WEG Selection Conference

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Coverage of the 2010 WEG Reining Team Selection in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 10th, 2010. Video courtesy of our friends at Equestrian Life.

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Tim McQuay and Tom McCutcheon on WEG

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We caught up with Tim and Tom before the Battle in the Saddle to get their thoughts on being WEG-hopefuls, their excitement with having the games in the states and the pressure that comes with being on the team.

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Some Days I’m slow…

So, when SmartPak asked Team Tryon to consider doing a blog, I was both secretly excited and publicly worried. Worried you ask? Well, my writing, such as it is, sort of happens on its own timeline. More to the point,

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2010 CDIO Rotterdam

Here I sit roasting in my caravan in Belgium – How did it get this hot? Very suddenly!

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Live from Wiesbaden

Good Morning – another sunny and brisk day in Europe greets me. It gets light here before 5 am, and it gets dark sometime just before 11 pm. It is hard to go to bed at a reasonable time when

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Louisville for Equestrians

By all accounts, it’s this year’s top equestrian travel destination, so we thought we’d follow up on our World Equestrian Games Travel Tips with an itinerary for an equestrian-themed day trip to historic Louisville, Kentucky. From Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park,

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I have decided to go to Luhmuhlen!!!

Yes… Luhmuhlen is next! Arthur is perfect, I am determined! My travel plans, thanks to Paul Weygand at Mersant, are set. I love working with Paul. Fortunately we have done this a couple of times now, so we have a

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Hello from beautiful Belgium!

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Hello from beautiful Belgium! The trip was loooong – it started at 9 am when the transport truck came to pick Ayscha and I up at our farm in Loxahatchee, Florida– he took us down to a quarantine barn near

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Away We Go

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G’Morning – it’s a beautiful 63 degrees here in Florida at 6 am. It should reach mid 80’s today, but low humidity so it’s still very rideable all day long. My days are packed with training and teaching, and now

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