About the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games:
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). The Games are held every four years and this will be the first occurrence in the United States.
Tickets to the 2010 Games are still available and can be purchased at www.alltechfeigames.com/tickets, at www.ticketmaster.com, through the Ticketmaster hotline at 1-800-745-3000, or at your local Ticketmaster outlet.
The Games will be broadcast on NBC Sports, which marks the largest commitment to network coverage of equestrian sport in U.S. television history. The 2010 Games are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $167 million, and current sponsors include Alltech, Rolex, John Deere, Ariat International, Inc., Meydan and the American Quarter Horse Association.
For more information on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games please visit, www.alltechfeigames.com.
The Denver March Powwow, one of the country’s largest annual Indian events, proved to be a colorful celebration this year. Among the event’s various honors and prizes was the presentation of two registered Paint Horses awarded to the first-place winners of the junior and senior Grass Dance contests. George Growing Thunder won the senior division and Cameron Grady took top honors in the junior division.
Phillip Whiteman Jr. of Lame Deer, Montana, provided the horses. Whiteman is a Paint Horse breeder, nationally-known cultural consultant, horse trainer and rodeo saddle bronc champion. He was also the official storyteller at the powwow. Whiteman says the Paint Horse is a symbol of true unity and represents sacredness, holiness and diversity. He adds that one of the highest honors among Indian people is to give or receive a Paint Horse.
Mr. Whiteman will be on-hand to bless the ground at the opening ceremonies of the World Equestrian Games that kicks off later this month in Kentucky.
Watch for more on this story in the Winter issue of the Paint Horse Connection Magazine.