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Portfolio : Images from the World Equestrian Games

This month Portfolio offers pictures from the recent Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games held in Normandy France. Probably everyone heard or read about the organizational problems, the difficulties of the cross country course, the weather and the wins and losses of the various competing nations. Some say WEG could be likened to the Woodstock of Eventing… But there were also great moments and some are captured in this series of images – jubilant – poignant – inspiring – beautiful…

No doubt for some WEG conjured up the very image of France – a little disorganized but carried off with flair, splendor and originality.
Normandy was clearly the inspiration for the opening ceremony with the beautiful recreation of the fusion of horse and sea. The Normandy beaches where white horses gallop in foam and spray – to form the foam-tipped waves that break on the beach.

Normandy was also the inspiration for the theatre-piece show jumping course at Caen – long boats, St Michael’s Mount, a Normandy cow… So don’t grumble about WEG – even if you were there – just enjoy the pictures!

Dressage
Dressage : Spain's José Antonio Garcia Mena and Norte Lovera. © FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst
Reining
Reining : Canada's Cody Sapergia and Nu Chexomatic. © FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst
Jumping
Jumping : France's Penelope Leprevost and Flora de Maripoa. © FEI/Arnd Bronkhorst

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Published 14-11-2014

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