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We continue our Chatting with the Champions series this week with WEG multiple gold medalist in dressage, Anky van Grunsven.  Anky speaks to us about her favorite moment in past World Equestrian Games and what she is looking forward to in Lexington in 2010.  Listen in….

2010 Radio Show Episode 69 – Show Notes and Links:

  • Hosts: Samantha Clark and Glenn the Geek
  • Guest: Champion Dressage Rider Any van Grunsven.  A big thanks to Anky for joining us, you can visit her website here.
  • News: Six hundred people and two hundred horses will prance, dance and perform in the opening ceremonies of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games next year.  The acts will include well-known equine and artistic performers including opera star Denyce Graves and the Culver Academy’s Black Horse Troupe, which has marched in the past 15 presidential elections.  “We are very excited about this,” said Everett McCorvey, the director of the University of Kentucky’s opera program who took over the directorial reins of the opening and closing ceremonies in August.  Read more…
  • News: Featuring the fourth leg of the FEI Rolex Driving World Cup, the third running of the Budapest Show lacked nothing in excitement in that contest and also the supporting jumping programme.  As usual the Hungarians had made every effort and their organisation and perfect arena surface puts a lot of supposedly more prestigious shows to shame.  More…
  • News: Fédération Equestre Internationale officials named Linda Zang as the new president of the dressage ground jury at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games after Anne Gribbons accepted the position of U.S. Technical Advisor.  Gribbons was scheduled to judge at the WEG, but her new job would create a conflict of interest.  More…
  • News: German Olympic gold medallist Isabell Werth is back in the saddle after a long baby break, giving birth to her first son Frederik on 30th October 2009. Werth had been walking a few horses the last couple of weeks, but she’s now actively training her top horses again. “The baby-riding-break was not easy for me,” Werth admitted. “Satchie, Hannes and Don Johnson , these three are my after-pregnacy-fitnessprogram. I might not be as slender as Super-Mom Heidi Klum, well, I guess I never was, but the excess kilos are gradually going away and my breeches fit again.”  More…
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