Carl Hester: The Caen before the WEG storm [H&H VIP]

  • Gareth Hughes and I travelled to Caen for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) test event. There are a few aspects that make this forthcoming WEG extra special for us Brits and first of these is proximity. It is just an overnight ferry ride from Portsmouth, and then a 15min drive the other side or, alternatively, a three- to four-hour drive from Calais. This means our horses won’t arrive stressed or tired as they might have done over the long distances to Kentucky or Jerez for previous Games. The travel will make all our lives easier.