I am Official!

I have my official media accreditation for The Winter Equestrian Festival. This show runs from January 4th until April 2 making it the longest runing horse show in the world. There are literally thousands of horses that come from all over the world to compete in the hunter jumper classes. There are thousands of $ in prize money also.

Tomorrow I will post about the official press conferece that is taking place at midday. The press conference covers both WEF and the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. The photo below shows you the entrance to the showgrounds. The name has changed from Palm Beach International Equestian to Wellington International. Still the same place just a different name to reflect the new owners of the facility.

The photo above was taken by my husband when I got home from the Battle of the Sexes last Saturday night. The red is a reflection of my cars rear lights on the garage door of the condo we are staying in. This year the media tags are much bigger and for any of the Saturday night competitions, in the International Arena, Media must also wear a vest. The professional videographers have one that says “FILM” and for people like me who are taking photos but do not sell any of them. We wear “MEDIA”.

So the busy season begins! This year there are Pan Am Games in Santiago Chile in the autumn. I will be interviewing the Canadian Dressage Riders who have declared for the Pan Ams. I am looking foreward to finding out what has motivated them to declare and how they are feeling about competing here in Florida to get the qualifying scores to try to make the Canadian Team!

This means there may be some nights I am not able to follow all the other bloggers I follow in my Reader. I apologize in advance and will try to catch up with you all when I can.

Hasta la proxima amigos! Most of the people here who are grooms and take care of the horses are Spanish speaking and it gives me a chance to practice my not very good Spanish!

Comments

27 responses to “I am Official!”

  1. Amy Avatar

    Congratulations, Anne! You are ready, I’m excited for you. 🙂

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  2. Deborah Avatar
    Deborah

    A bib, a number, credentials … I think you’re ready, girl. Have lots of fun.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Deborah I will!!

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  3. sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog Avatar

    Congrats! Looking forward to seeing the photos!

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  4. Vicky Earle Avatar
    Vicky Earle

    Leueen Congratulations on your media accreditation! I bet it will be lots of fun! Vicky

    Vicky Earle Author ‘Meg Sheppard Mystery Series’ vickyearle.com instagram.com/vickyearle twitter.com/vickyearle1

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  5. scrapydo2.wordpress.com Avatar

    Wow, that’s awesome. Congratulations on being part of the official “Media”. Enjoy every moment.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you. I will enjoy it all.

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  6. Pepper Avatar

    Oh, how fun! 😁

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  7. Emma Cownie Avatar

    How exciting! good Luck!

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  8. Michele Lee Avatar

    Congratulations Anne. Enjoy!

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  9. J.W.S. Avatar

    I wish a good time.

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  10. Lesley Avatar
    Lesley

    This is so exciting for you Anne. I’m looking forward to hearing more!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      It is exciting! I will have lots to post about. Thanks for commenting Lesley!

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  11. sandyjwhite Avatar

    Have a great time!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I’m sure I will. Thanks Sandy.

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  12. nesfelicio Avatar

    Congratulations! All the best and looking forward to some photos from the event!

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  13. VJ Avatar

    wow! Congratulations

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  14. S Greene Avatar

    Omg omg omg! This is so cool! Congratulations 🍾🎈🎊🎉 I’ve always wanted to go and spectate. My dream is to compete internationally. Unfortunately, my mare who was going to take me there was injured in a jumping accident, and we had to retire her from showing, but I hope to get there one day. I hope that you have an incredible experience 😃

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you. Sorry to hear about your mare. It is a lot of fun to see these top horses and riders + thanks for commenting.

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      1. S Greene Avatar

        You’re very welcome! It happens, but she’s very happy with being a “homebody” horse. She can still jump up to 2’9”, but nothing like the 1.20 meter jumps that she used to do in her prime. I spoil her very much 🥰 it is so much fun! Back when I was showing on the A-Circuit, I would always buy passes for the Grand Prix that would happen either later in the day or on a different day from when I was showing. Have a ton of fun, and I can’t wait to see your updates 😊

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  15. Gratitude Squared Avatar

    How exciting Anne. I am so proud of you!

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  16. Robert Parker Avatar

    Officially very exciting!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes it is. Thanks Robert!

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