Wednesday, October 19, 2011

hoofbeats In The News


Guelph Resident, Kim Logue, has won a once in a lifetime chance to train with one of the World's Best Combined Drivers, Chester Weber.  Weber is based in Ocala, Florida and is not just a "four-in-hand" international competitor and champion, he also acts as Chef D'Equip (technical director/coordinator and representative) of the other US Driving Teams in International Competition

Combined Driving is an equestrian sport involving a carriage, where the driver sits on a vehicle drawn by a single horse, a pair or a team of four, in this sport of three phases: Dressage, Cross-country Marathon and Obstacle Cones course.   It is one of the ten international equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) although it is not an Olympic Sport.

(photo credit 312714 etc. picsofyou, from Chester Weber facebook fan page)

A volunteer/blogger for the National Sport office, Logue was thrilled to attend the World Equestrian Games in Lexington Kentucky in the fall of 2010, the first time the games have ever been held on North American soil.  This was her first chance to see the sport at the world class level, live, and her first chance to see Chester Weber compete in person.  (photo credit 0950, Chester close up, photo Kim Logue). The next World Equestrian Games will take place in Normandy in 2014, and Logue aspires to attend there as well.

Logue might be best known in Guelph as the founder and host of the popular "hoofbeats radio" that had aired on Sunday mornings on CFRU until September 2011.  "This is an amazing opportunity! I want to make a filmdocumentary during the training time I have won," Logue says, "to help share knowledge about the horse sports, in a whole new discipline and genre."


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