Sunday, September 09, 2018

In my mind I’m gone to Carolina, for WEG - Full Article

September 8, 2018
Neil Clarkson

To quote the talented song writer, James Taylor, “I’m gone to Carolina in my mind.”

Yes folks, the final hours are counting down to the opening of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina.

My Facebook feed has been serving up images of friends wending their way across the planet for the latest incarnation of the Games, which will run from September 10-23.

It is only the second time that WEG has been held in North America, after Lexington, Kentucky, hosted the event with considerable success in 2010.

We cynical types tend to take a different view of the FEI’s showcase event, held every four years.

It’s not that I don’t enjoy seeing the world’s finest riders and horses vying for the title of world champion in their respective disciplines.

But WEG always has a habit of throwing up some great curveballs...

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