Thursday, October 7, 2010

WEG

Sorry for the lack of posting as of late. I'm just gonna go ahead and say that you can probably expect very sporadic posting from me for the rest of October. There is lots going on at work and in life and then I need to be studying the rest of the time, so I'll apologize now and promise that November will be better.

Now, onto the topic for today: World Equestrian Games. It's like the Olympics for horses, it's held every 4 years and this is the first time the U.S. has hosted it. It is going on right now at the Kentucky Horse Park. My company helped work on the traffic operations for this, which was actually pretty cool to get to be a part of and see how it all came together. As a reward for our 3+ years of work on this, my boss took a bunch of us out there on Tuesday to see what it was all about. It was definitely impressive, all the people and tents and displays, as well as the jumping event we attended. So here are a few pictures from WEG day.

Bus operations - the part that we traffic engineers were interested in


U-S-A!!!

It was also fun to see all the people from different countries there, sporting their nations' gear and flags and everything.

It was a pretty neat experience. So impressive how high those horses could jump - and with someone on their back! Hope you enjoyed the photos! (Note - many of these - especially the horse jumping pics were taken by my co-worker Renee, who has a fancy pants camera.)

2 comments:

Kristin said...

Looks like so much fun Anne! Love the pics. I've never been to an equestrian event before, and now I want to go see it in person... Happy studies to you! Glad to hear you were able to have a bit of fun too this month :-)

Chloƫ said...

Wow I'm not a horse person at all, but this looks pretty cool! Horses are certainly amazing animals!

Hope life slows down for you soon! :]