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Re: [RC] [Endurance Riding: News] Australia: WEG proves 'hugely expensive' - Elizabeth Walker

It's expensive for people who just want to attend, too.  My sister and I were planning on going, but not any more -- it would just be too expensive.  If I'm going to fly across country to an event, I want to see more than one or two events, but with ticket prices for nearly all of the finals at $120 a pop, nope - not going to happen.

The endurance tickets are cheap - only $45.  The eventing cross-country is the same price.  But if you want to see the dressage finals, dressage freestyle, or the jumping ... any of the arena-based events - the price is somewhere over $100 per ticket (which seems way too much IMO).

Too bad - I was really interested in going.

On Jul 2, 2009, at 2:37 PM, Merri wrote:


Jenny Sheppard

July 3, 2009

THE high cost of transporting horses and riders to next year's International Equestrian Federation World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, has created international uproar.

National federations throughout the world have expressed concern over the costs of flying horses to America for the WEG, which will run from September 25 to October 10 next year, and the inflated prices that "official" hotels near the horse park are charging for accommodation.