The final competition of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games was the cones phase of the driving championship.

And to top that off was an exciting — yes, exciting — medal ceremony. I’ve seen several fun medal ceremonies at a variety of driving championships, but I don’t recall another victory lap / gallop through the exit gate quite like the one we saw at last year’s WEG.

And to circle back around to one of my earlier WEG flashbacks — the wonderful mix of horse people and horse sports — as I was walking back from the driving stadium to the media center for the press conference with the medalists, a golf cart drove past, filled with the U.S. vaulting team (who had just won the gold medal) — all laughing and cheering and showing off their medals.