WEG: Readers Cite Ticket Price Concerns

More than 450 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Are you planning on attending the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in person?"

results of poll on World Equestrian Games attendance

Results were as follows: 

  • No 76.03% (349)
  • Yes 17.43% (80)
  • Undecided 6.54% (30)

Readers shared their plans for the World Equestrian Games in the comments below.

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  • I'd go if I could get off from work.
  • Signed up to voluteer for endurance but never heard back
  • My age and energy don't travel very far.
  • Can't afford it
  • I'd love to, but it's too far away and I'm too broke. Someday . . .
  • too expensive
  • wish i could!
  • CWHBA is joining Equine Canada with a booth. Will be great to rep our breed and see 1 dressage progr
  • wish I could but can't afford it
  • If I could afford it, I would go.
  • Too Expensive
  • Too many people and hotels are too expensive. Hope it will be on-line
  • Can't afford the trip
  • Can't wait. We bought our tickets the 1st day avaliable. Great seats!
  • Haying season keeps us on the ranch.
  • Can't afford it. sure wish I could go.
  • Wanted to go until I saw the ticket prices! Can't afford!!
  • I want to but can't
  • WISH I COULD!!!! but too pricy
  • too expensive
  • Wish I was!!
  • Too expensive!!
  • Tix are too expensive
  • Would love to, but can't afford it from CA.
  • Cannot afford the trip
  • Sadly too far, no one to care for animals on my property.
  • staying 6 days
  • reduced hours no $$
  • Luckily, I live in the area and will not be ripped off by the hotels who are making a killing!
  • Way to expensive. Set up so only the wealthy can attend!!
  • Driving Events is what I am going to
  • you have no idea how much i want too! But it is to expensive :(
  • We attend 6-8 weekend away horse shows or clinics a year, that's about all our budget will stand.
  • The price is exorbitant and I wish I had not bought tickets, but I did so now I have to go
  • too expensive : (
  • cannot afford it
  • Yay for media passes or it'd be too expensive!
  • Can't afford to go.
  • I am a volunteer
  • we are going to everything
  • Am currently selected as a volunteer for 3 areas, but work is now going to interfere..big bummer!
  • too expensive for lodging
  • would love to. can't afford to
  • cant afford to leave town.
  • Can't get away.
  • but i will surely be watching
  • I will have started college by then unfortunately
  • hotel price gouging makes me want to stay home
  • expensive!
  • Haha... I wish. :)
  • already have our tickets!
  • can't afford a trip
  • Would love to but are you nuts? Ridiculously expensive - better things to do with my $$
  • I would love to go, but simply can't afford to go.
  • But I REALLY want to!!!!
  • Would love to, can't afford
  • Will watch events on TV/Web; best seat! MAY go to shop; live close.
  • prelinary reining trials Tues. all I could afford
  • would love to
  • But I REALLY want to!
  • Got event tickets and as a volunteer!
  • I sure wish I could
  • Too expensive
  • Can't afford to.
  • We're going to the Dressage Freestyle and Eventing...and are very excited!
  • Too expensive
  • I have a guest from Denmark coming to attend too
  • Can't afford it.
  • I'm a volunteer! Can't wait!
  • wish I could afford it...
  • No job to support the trip
  • I already have my tickets for the eventing.
  • stadium jumping series
  • want to though!
  • Unless of course I win a nice lottery!
  • I'm from Vashon Island, Washington and I'll be there!
  • I wish I were.
  • A group of 4-H families are going. Can't wait!
  • It's a shame that it's so expensive and will preclude many from attending.
  • I wish!
  • most tickets for what I want to see are expensive.
  • Either the Breeders Cup or the WEG
  • Only the rich and elite can afford to attend...
  • too expensive
  • Way too over-priced!
  • for the driving portion
  • Too expensive but would love to go
  • cannot afford the time or money
  • Going to volunteer but hotels are too expensive plus min. committment is 6 days.
  • already got tickets
  • Wish I could afford to.
  • money issue
  • I wish.
  • Hopefully . . .
  • too expensive

About the Author

Megan Arszman

Megan Arszman received a Bachelor of Science In print journalism and equine science from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., and loves combining her love of horses, photography, and writing. In her “free time,” when she’s not busy working as a horse show secretary or riding her American Quarter Horses on her parents’ Indiana farm, she’s training and competing her Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Swedish Vallhund in dog agility and running.

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