Friday, September 24, 2010

Watch Arabians Live from WEG at 8:06 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25!

This text is from an email I received from AHA.

The Arabian Horse Association is pleased to announce that our very own Arabian horses will make their first appearance on the international stage in the Opening Ceremonies of the FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games™ (WEG). Sept. 25. The event will air live on NBC from 7-9 p.m. CDT. AHA has just learned that the Arabians will go live at 8:06 p.m. Eastern Time. If your NBC affiliate is not carrying the Opening Ceremonies in your market, live coverage can also be see via the Internet at the United States Equestrian Federation Network at, or Pay-Per-View coverage at

A variety of owners and riders from well-known farms stretched all across the country will work together to put Arabians on display under the direction of Martha Murdock from Martha Murdock Stables in Versailles, Ky. Some of the costumes and tack used in the opening ceremonies are authentic historical pieces on loan from the Saudi Arabian Equestrian Federation. Arabians will then appear in daily demonstrations at the Equine Village, a central site at the Kentucky Horse Park that will house both exhibits from various equine organizations and a number of world-class equine demonstrations and other special events.


  1. Oh I so wish I could watch this, but living in Australia we don't have access. I hope everyone enjoys, and Mikael if you are even able to get hold of any images I would love to see them. I love seeing the Arabian horse in Native costume.

    Im envious!

  2. I have been catching up on your posts, my goodness Makael you have been through the wringer!!! So glad you got the horse back and that this mess is over. I agree, you should go to law school! To get through the maze of the judicial system on your own is just amazing! Good job!!!!!

  3. My problem is that from what I've read a signficant portion of the opening ceremonies is going to feature EP and Park Arabs, which is NOT what I want my breed associated with - long feet, heavy padded shoes, and questionable training methods. GRRRR.

    Arabs do so much more, ARE So much more on the international stage (Arabs OWN the endurance competitions over the world, racing is huge in europe, etc.....)

    But people think EP and Park are the disciplines to highlight. YUCK.

  4. AAK,Can't you view it on the USEF Live feed??? I did have trouble getting on this morning but am getting on fine now.

    Midlife Mom, a wringer is what it felt like but law school at my age doesn't seem worth it. Can't you just see me as a meager law clerk at 70. LOL

    BaxtersMum, I know there are western horses as well because Bobby and Audrey Hart are part of the opening ceremonies. I think they are highlighting all the different disciplines that Arabians do. As for endurance, that event is part of these cames and the Arabians dominate. It will be interesting to see how they cover that event. I know I'm going to be watching.