Sept. 25, 2010
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- Equestrian Australian is broadcasting "Hamish and Dave's Kentucky Adventure." In the first episode, the two mates, Hamish and Dave, are at Red Leaf Lodge where they interview Chris Burton, who is preparing his jumper Crunchy Nut for the WEG competition. Hamish and Dave are also producing a blog: "Have made it to Kentucky after a 25 hour odyssey. No shortage of running through airports for planes, apparently the three of us have some trouble with telling the time. I wouldn't be lying if I said we nearly missed our flight out of Sydney because we were watching ourselves on our new video. It was a good wake up call that karma hits wankers pretty hard. "
- The Los Angeles Times marvels that the famed Vienna Philharmonic and soon-to-be Kentucky colonel, Gustavo Dudamel are performing this week in Danville, part of the WEG festivities. The Times starts by giving the credit first to the former director of the Norton Center for the Perfoming arts at Centre College, George Foreman. The next step was taken by Debra Hoskins, the center’s director of programs and public relations, who said of the orchestra, "They were probably thinking ‘Lord have mercy. Where are we going to?’ I was sending them Kentucky bourbon and chocolates. I just wanted them to know the flavor of Kentucky and the hospitable nature that we have here."
- The Palm Beach Daily News reports that the U.S. show jumping team is a favorite at WEG. coach George Morris usually gathers his team a week early before the start of any major international championship.The U.S. team includes the winningest combination in the world right now: two-time Olympic team gold medalists (2004 and 2008) McLain Ward and Sapphire