Time-Outs, Travails & Tidbits of WEG Travelers

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Ravel and Steffen Peters resting up at USET Foundation headquarters before heading to Kentucky. © 2010 Katherine Bateson-Chandler
Ravel and Steffen Peters resting up at USET Foundation headquarters after final training session before heading to Kentucky Saturday night. © 2010 Katherine Bateson-Chandler

We’re big on pictures on dressage-news.com, and it’s a real pleasure to receive the one above taken by USA team rider Katherine Bateson-Chandler at the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation headquarters at Gladstone, New Jersey, where the squad has been training for the past two weeks before heading to Kentucky Saturday night.

Snippets from dressage riders traveling to Kentucky for the World Equestrian Games:

“Just arrived into Kentucky… what a great venue. Our team hotel is great and our lovely horses are out of quarantine this afternoon…. let the fun and games begin!!” – Brett Parbery, Australia

“Ok not flying yet, still sitting on tarmac, plane is broken and maintenance crew on the way. Better to find out now rather than in the air…. Boys are too cool telling each other big stories… No doubt Reli  (Relampago do Retiro) is filling Pot’s (Potifar) innocent mind with all kinds of mischievous adventures.” – Hayley Beresford, Australia

“After some trouble the horses are on there way. Packing, stressing and fixing, Hope that horses will arrive safe to USA, Thanks everybody that been wishing us good luck. Will keep everybody posted of our adventure in Kentucky.” – Patrik Kittel, Sweden

“After a little Poti moment. Pot managed to get on the crate but had a hernia once he was on it and did some renovating of himself and the crate. They took him off and sedated him and put him back on – a few scratches but they think he is fine. Plane was delayed a few hours as it had a wing problem. Handled well by Hayley and the crew. Pot is in the air after delaying the flight half an hour with his antics and some plane maintenance adding a couple of hours onto that. Pot and Reli will be chilling with their champagne and nibbles.” – Lyndal Oatley, Australia