The honor that comes with winning a world championship title is intangible. The trophies and medals, however, are now in Lexington, Kentucky where they will be awarded to the world’s best equestrians at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG).
The team trophies were created using a process called copper wheel engraving in which detailed images are carved into the crystal using copper grinding wheels. Each team trophy depicts the discipline for which it was created with a backdrop of the Kentucky Horse Park’s skyline and fencing.
The individual trophies are laser engraved with a 3-D image of horse and rider.
L.V. Harkness specializes in luxury gift items with a special niche of equestrian gifts. The company’s owner, Margaret Jewett, has deep ties to the horse world and is one of the founders of the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, a horse rescue near Lexington.
The engraved crystal is really well done and quite beautiful.
I especially like the reining one 🙂
The trophies are just beautiful! I wish I could be at the WEG, but it’s not working out with money and all…=(