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March 16, 2010 -- Dressage Canada has confirmed that Woodspring Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, will host the Canadian Dressage team as the official pre-WEG training facility.  Woodspring Farm is a 300-acre facility owned by Kathy Priest and her husband Dr. Gary Priest, DVM.

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are being held at the Kentucky Horse Park, in Lexington Kentucky, from September 25 – October 10, 2010.  The team will train at Woodspring Farm during the two weeks prior to the games. Team members are expected to arrive at the facility around September 12th.
 
“With the announcement that the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington was approved as the site for the 2010 World Equestrian Games, the goal at Woodspring Farm was always to open our facility to a foreign team for pre-training prior to the start of the games,” said Kathy Priest. “When Robert Dover was hired as the Technical/Coach Advisor for the Canadian Dressage Team and approached me about the possibility of using Woodspring Farm as the official pre-games training facility for the Canadian team we were very excited. I know and have worked with Robert throughout the years and I know a lot of the Canadian riders. I am very pleased and excited that Woodspring Farm will be the official training facility for the Canadian team as they head to the World Equestrian Games."

The Priests have offered the facility free of charge to the Canadian Dressage team.

“I am very happy and thankful that my good friend, Kathy Priest, is allowing us to make her beautiful Woodspring Farm our final training facility before the Canadian Dressage Team moves to the WEG show grounds,” said Robert Dover.“Woodspring Farm is a world-class facility with lovely indoor and outdoor arenas and is only minutes away from Kentucky Horse Park. It could not be more perfect for our team. Again, many thanks to Kathy and the Priest family!”

To learn more about Woodspring Farm, visit www.woodspringfarm.com


Support Canadian Riders’ WEG Dreams

There are still a number of WEG ticket packages available. Each package contains tickets directly behind “C” for four dressage events and are $875 (CDN) each. Dressage Canada also has a few select hotel rooms available at the official Canadian hotel — the Griffen Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington, KY. This is the same hotel where all the Canadian athletes will be staying. The room rate is $329/night plus taxes and the hotel rooms are booked for arrival on Sept 26th for 7 nights.

For more information, visit the Dressage Canada website (equinecanada.ca/dressage) and click on the “WEG 2010 Ticket Package Special” advertisement.

About Dressage Canada

Dressage Canada, as a committee of Equine Canada, is the National governing body for Dressage in Canada. Dressage Canada's objective is to foster the growth of Dressage and the pursuit of excellence in the sport at the local, national and international levels. Dressage Canada provides support and guidance to both amateurs and professionals through the following programs: coaching education and programs; officials’ education and programs; rules and qualifying criteria; sport development; and publications and awards. For more information about Dressage Canada, please visit the Dressage section of the Equine Canada site or connect with us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dressagecanada or Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/lp8cnd

About Equine Canada

Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism. A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry. Equine Canada is recognised by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organisation representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit equinecanada.ca.