China comes to Normandy as WEG 2014 celebrates Year of the Horse

World Equestrian Games organisers have taken advantage of the “happy coincidence” that their showcase event in Normandy is taking place during the Chinese Year of the Horse.

Norman and Pom'Pommette.
Norman and Pom’Pommette.

The China Club of Normandy organised a parade with a giant dancing dragon in Caen to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year last weekend, and the WEG organising committee also added several attractions.

Festivities featured WEG 2014 mascot Norman, and his pal Pom’Pommette – French Caen Caen – the ambassador of the project “Around the World in 80 Horses”, and a 20-foot long “Norman Dragon”.

Here’s what the Year of the Horse promises, according to WEG 2014 organisers:


Why go looking for love if you have already found it?

Romantically, this year holds some wonderful moments of complicity and kindness. Horse lovers will experience an intense feeling of belonging on Saturday 23 August 2014 during the opening ceremony of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy (an accurate prediction, but not really a horoscope!).


Great success is in store in 2014! However, do not forget that joy can be found in the little things and that money does not always bring happiness. Late summer promises to be particularly prosperous, with gold, silver and bronze featuring heavily in 8 different disciplines!


2014 will be a great year for sport. You will reap the benefits of your diligent training at the start of the year and will soon make noticeable progress. In 2014 you will adopt a more relaxed attitude and will pay more attention to what you eat. 2014 will give you the opportunity to try out different disciplines, such as polo or vaulting, so that you can get in shape as you learn a new skill.


Buzzing with activity! Although a large-scale event this summer might well affect your work and take your mind off your job! From 23 August to 7 September, you will travel, experience a myriad of emotions and bask in reflected glory!


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