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Day 10 content from the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France!

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WEG Chez Philip Talk Show Episode 10:  First up, Team USA’s drivers – in the form of Chester Weber, Misdee Wrigley-Miller and Allison Stroud – sat down with Philip to discuss their chances. With Monday being a non-competition day, Sienna took the chance to see the sights and explore Caen. Also, the Japanese jumpers Taizo Sugitani (five-times an Olympian) and Tadahiro Hayashi came in to speak about their time being mentored by Ludger Beerbaum, and their chances in this week’s competition.

Day 9 content from the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France!

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WEG Chez Philip Talk Show Episode 9:  Germany’s golden girl, Sandra Auffarth, came into the studio to show off her two gold medals from the individual and team eventing. We had a visit from Fabien Grobon, the Director General of the organising committee for the FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games™ 2014, who explained just what it takes to run an event of this magnitude. Roly Owers, the CEO of charity World Horse Welfare, explained some of the challenges that his organisation faces in protecting the wellbeing of horses all over the globe, and Sienna met the eventers as they familiarised with the jumping stadium, before heading out to horse around in the Games Village.

 

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WEG Chez Philip Talk Show Episode 7:  Episode 7 of the Official Chat show of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014. In this episode we had British Reiners Jessica & Francesca Sternberg & Pedro Sebulka in the studio. As well a report from the Grand Prix Freestyle to Music

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WEG Chez Philip Talk Show Episode 6:  Episode six features European, Olympic and World Champion Charlotte Dujardin. Patrik Kittel and his wife Lyndal Oatley also paid us a visit, and Sienna was up at the crack of dawn to report from the Endurance competition – won by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum.


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Chez Philip Talk Show Episode 4:  FEI TV and the​ Chez Philip team were honoured to welcome five-time Olympic gold-medallist Isabell Werth, one of the great dressage riders of all time. Isabell appeared with Madeleine Winter-Schulze, and the two gave an extremely emotional interview as they described their relationship, the joy of tasting victory in the team event yesterday and, of course, the crushing disappointment of having to withdraw this morning. Sienna was out and about interviewing some of the top para-dressage performers, and we also met three reiners – Ditte Poulsen of Denmark, Normandy 2014 gold-medallist and hall-of-famer Shawn Flarida and Greg Darnall (both USA)


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WEG Chez Philip Talk Show Episode 3:  In the third instalment of Chez Philip we meet Canadian para-dressage team member Bert Sheffield and Chef d’Equipe Elizabeth Quigg. Sienna has been out and about meeting the stars of the reining world, we bring you Swedish dressage rider Minna Telde and we meet Yassine Rahmouni – the first ever Moroccan dressage rider at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

 

 

With over 20,000 spectators in the stands the opening ceremony for the 2014 Alltech FEI WEG gets underway in Normandy, France.

From FEI, “20,000 spectators in Caen’s D’ornano stadium were taken on an amazing journey through Norman and Equestrian history to celebrate the launch of 15 days of the greatest equestrian event in the world”.