Tuesday, February 9, 2010
2006 WEG Vaulting Gold Medalist, Kai Vorberg (GER)
So from now on there are only 8 months left until all of the athletes will know what they have been working for since the 2006 Games in Aachen Germany. Participating in the Alltech FEI Games in Lexington this year will be a dream come true for me!
I won the Gold Medal in the individual male vaulting competition in 2006 and so I was
asked to attend in the closing ceremony. I even handed over the FEI flag of the World Equestrian Games to the President of the ALRV, the vaulting organizing club, and he gave it as a token gesture to the next host of the 2010 Games.
Then there was a celebration with a presentation of the plans of the Kentucky Horse Park and I knew I must plan go on with my career and be there. I was so inspired and it was clear for me that this would be my next strategic goal!
So far I am on track and after two years of reprocessing, winning two silver medals on the World- and the European Championships for me, I think I can say I will be in the shape of my life for the next battle ahead. My concept is ready and I am trying hard to get everything sorted the way I plan. My horses are in good shape as well and I will make sure that all the experiences to come we will share together.
In March there are still some clinics, in April we will be starting the summer competition season and then it counts, because of course I still have to qualify for the Games and even also important is that we need to get even more experiences with the new programme and the new technical elements.
And for 2010 I have a very special concept for my routine which I hope will touch the audience, as it meant so much to me while creating it. My new concept for 2010 will be made of history and I hope it will make history! My relationships with American people and the spirit of freedom in the United States have been a very important inspiration for my free style program of 2010. I hope everybody will enjoy it as much as I do and of course I hope it has the power to make my dreams come true with another Gold Medal. But for now, I must keep it Top-Secret!
See you on the way to Kentucky!
Until next time, take care,