Saturday, August 23, 2014

Team Farrier Haydn Price Takes On British Flag Duties at World Equestrian Games Opening Ceremony

British team farrier and flag bearer Haydn Price of Wales
Practice makes perfect: British team farrier Haydn Price at rehearsal earlier today for the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. (photo via Debbie Lee)

The World Equestrian Games have now begun! The world championships of the FEI disciplines kicked off in Normandy, France tonight with an exciting opening ceremony, and highlights are shown on a YouTube video.

But early news from Normandy is that long-time British team farrier Haydn Price of Wales was selected for additional duties: tending the British flag in the arena during the ceremony.

Haydn, along with official flag bearer Paradressage rider Sophie Wells, hoisted the flag.

You have to love those giant hoofprints...and a spectacular show that features the native horse of the Normandy region, the Percheron!

Child leading Percheron at WEG 2014
A child leads a lone Percheron horse into the opening ceremony  spotlight of the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games at D'Ornano Stadium in Caen, northwestern France, last night. Each nation was led in by an escort riding a Percheron bareback. (Photo credit: AFP PHOTO/CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/Getty Images)
Team Brazil equestrians at WEG 2014
Why does it always look like Team Brazil is having the most fun? (Photo credit CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images #454024064)
Watch for more news from Normandy and the World Equestrian Games in the weeks to come.

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