September 29, 2010
NBC extends its coverage of the World Equestrian Games.
The expanded coverage will feature expanded coverage of dressage, eventing and reining’s individual finals, so you can see more of the world’s top American Quarter Horses sliding and spinning their way into the history books. NBC is the place to find more American Quarter Horse action and more World Equestrian Games coverage. AQHA is an official sponsor of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and the official breed sponsor of reining.
Check local listings to make sure your NBC station is carrying this expanded coverage from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT. You can also call your station to encourage them to include the coverage.
Updated Coverage Schedule
- Sunday, October 3, from 1 to 6 p.m. EDT, featuring eventing, individual reining and dressage competition
- Sunday, October 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT, reining featured as part of the overall WEG recap
This TV coverage marks the largest commitment a network has ever made to equestrian sports in U.S. television history.
AQHA member and Colorado reiner Aaron Ralston will be the on-air commentator, interpreting the reining events to TV viewers who may not be familiar with what they’re watching. He’ll explain the scoring, the maneuvers and will give tips on what viewers should be looking for.
“I hope to represent the sport of reining, and I hope to give a good understanding of what goes into the sport of reining,” Ralston said.
Ralston breeds a small number of horses each year with his wife, Meg, and also produces some western-discipline competitions.