Dr. Ray Randall, Vetting an Endurance Ride --photo credit Bruno Barata

Dr. Ray Randall, Vetting an Endurance Ride
–photo credit Bruno Barata

While reading the Wall Street Journal this past weekend, my beloved husband came across an article entitled “The Mane Event.” It explains each of the World Equestrian Games (WEG) disciplines, their histories, and a short list of horses, riders and teams to watch. Here in the US, many of us are only familiar with reinings and perhaps endurance or jumping, so this primer is quite useful for helping the rest of us to understand what all is going on.

As mon pere (thought I’d sneak in a chance to work on my French) will be part of the veterinary commission for the WEGs this year, both mum and dad will be leaving in a little more than a week for the glories of France. I must confess to being a little jealous to not being able to see the endurance competition out on the marsh flats of Mont St. Michel, but I’m very happy and proud of both of them. The Federation Equestrian Internationale and France look set to host an amazing competition!