“Let the Games Begin”
Australian Entertainer, Horseman and award winning Poet, “GUY MCLEAN,” to perform at 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games “Equine Village”
In celebration of the games , McLean releases an incredible thirty-two verse poem, “Let the Games Begin,” especially dedicated to Dr. and Mrs. Lyons of Alltech, the State of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Horse Park!
The Horse Radio Network worked with Guy to record his moving poem to music. Here is the result:
Award winning poet, horseman and entertainer Guy McLean and Mr. Clay Maier of the Equine Village at the Kentucky Horse Park announced today that Guy and his incredible horses will be performing at the Equine Village October 7th, 8th and 9th, during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Mr. Maier stated, “We are thrilled that we are able to confirm Guys act and to finally make public that he and his horses will be one of the many highlights of entertainment during the multitude of performances we have scheduled at the Equine Village. Guy is certainly one of the great talents of the equestrian world and is truly an entertainer in every sense of the word. Guy’s acts have thrilled the general public as well as accomplished horsemen and women in Australia for many years. One of the core purposes of creating the Equine Village is to provide an educational, entertaining and introductory environment to people within the non-horse general public, and Guy’s act certainly provides those qualities.”
McLean, who recently arrived in the USA with his specialty act horses from Australia, will commence his USA-wide tour starting with his appearances at the Games, and will also be doing preferred and personal appearances, acts and recitals at special events throughout the area as a part of the Games celebrations.
McLean stated, “I am incredibly grateful and proud for the opportunity to be able to perform for the Games, the State of Kentucky and indeed represent my own country. I wrote this poem with everyone and everything in mind that is associated with the Games worldwide, however I would like to especially dedicate my work to all of the incredible hard working and selfless people from top to bottom, who made these Games possible, and specifically those at Alltech, the Kentucky Horse Park, and to the people of the state, as well as Mr. Jamie Link and the organizing committee. Ms. Kathy Hopkins and Clay Maier of the Equine Village have been incredible in their personal support and efforts in accommodating and inviting me to perform for the spectators of the Equine Village, and I look forward to performing and sharing my craft amongst the world’s finest equestrian athletes and clinicians at the Kentucky Horse Park.”
About Guy McLean:
Guy is a self taught horseman who can entertain, teach and engage a crowd for ten minutes or two hours. Whether the crowd has never seen a horse or they have spent a lifetime around them, the reaction and appreciation is the same. In 2005, Guy won the Australian Horsemanship Challenge, competing against the best in the country, whereby the contestants had two hours to start an unbroken young horse and perform a set routine. He is also a two-time Australian Bush Poetry Champion and was named “Ambassador of the Outback” in 2002 and 2006. Guy is an also an expert Australian whip cracker, which he incorporates into his acts.
Guy and his team of incredible horses have won the hearts and minds of millions of the general public on stages and in arenas across the nation in Royal Shows, at Outback Spectaculars, International Rodeos, State Exhibitions and countless special appearances, both live and on television, as well as major equestrian shows, such as Equitana Asia Pacific. Popular poems include: Our Outback, Without Faith & Heroes. These poems have been heard over radio and television networks across Australia.