Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blogging it up, in Lexington!

I lost the Live From Lexington contest. But I'm going to go to WEG anyway!

(By the way, in case any of you noticed that my contest blog posts never contained the words "World Equestrian Games" or "WEG" - that was because Purina asked us not to use those terms. Alltech and FEI own those terms and Purina did not have permission to use them, so they asked us to say "The Games in Lexington" or just "The Games". But I don't need permission here, so there! WEG WEG WEG!!)

Anyhow, my wonderful family put their heads, and their wallets, together and have decided to finance my trip to WEG. I won't be going for the whole time, just four days, and I'll be on my own. Well, my trainer is coming with me, so it should be a hoot!

That means I'll be blogging from WEG. I won't have the access I would have had if I'd been one of the winners, but I'll be attending four events. I'll do the same job for this here blog as I would have done for Purina.

More details as I get them! Thanks for sticking with me after the contest. Hang out a few more months and see what I have to say about WEG.

15 comments:

Shannon said...

That's great! I'm so glad you're getting the opportunity to go. Your family is wonderful indeed, but you are more than deserving of it! I look forward to hearing all about WEG.

Stephanie said...

Excellent!! I am very happy that you are getting to go.

What 4 days will you be attending? I am also going for 4 days, maybe we could meet up if we are there at the same time...

achieve1dream said...

That is sooooo fantastic!! I am so happy you get to go. You totally deserve it!

Marnie K said...

I'm so happy you found a way to go!!!! When I saw that they lowered the ticket prices I thought of you right away!

Val said...

Get out of town! Really?

Jackie said...

You weren't allowed to use World Equestrian Games or WEG in your posts? Craziness! It's an international event for goodness sakes. Honestly, I'm kind of glad I didn't end up in the contest. I think you and I will have an even better time blogging for our own sites and writing whatever we want - no restrictions. So excited that you are going to get to go anyway! And I do want to say that you did a fantastic job with the contest and I thought you put in the biggest effort with the great 8 series.

Dressage Mom said...

Thanks guys. I'm excited too! :) And Stephanie it looks like we'll be there Sept 30 through Oct 3. Yay!

Filterless Maggie said...

I'm very excited to hear your commentary about WEG. I don't know how much will actually be aired and this way I can not miss things. Plus, I enjoy your take on things.

Trail Riding Cowgirl said...

Dressage Mom,

I work at USEF in the park. Let me know if I can be of assistance in helping you with your stay in our fair city!

Wiola said...

That's super! Looking forward to reading your blog during WEG!

Jen said...

Oh how wonderful! I am so glad to know that you will get to attend; even if it's only for part of it, who cares? You're going! Yay :o)

Rising Rainbow said...

How exciting!!! Good for you! I think it's great your family has shown this kind of support. I can't wait to "see" this from your perspective.

Karen said...

The offer still stands for crash space for you and your trainer, if you still need somewhere to stay. I've heard that most hotels within 100 miles are all booked. I'm going to be volunteering at the games, and I work for UK and have a 35% discount for tickets to the games. Let me know if I can help out.

Dressage Mom said...

Trail Riding Cowgirl -

I'll be sure to look you up while I'm there! :)

Karen -

Thanks for the offer! WE probably have housing all worked out but I'll let you know if I can use your ticket connection.

Stephanie said...

Well, we will be covering different events at the games. I will be there from the 6th till the end. I look forward to reading all about your take on the events!

 
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