ALLTECH FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES
Worlds Finest Equestrian Athletes Will Compete In Eight Events
On September 25, 2010 to Oct. 10, 2010 Athletes from around the world will come to Lexington, Kentucky to compete in what is billed as the largest equestrian event in the world. Held every four years, the games will be held in the United States for the first time in history.
The games are an Olympic style event devoted strictly to horse sports, complete with high-energy opening and closing ceremonies and daily equine exhibitions. For 16 days, as many as 995 competitors from 58 countries compete for eight different championships in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
The games are a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the world's best equestrian athletes go for the gold, right here in the United States. It's the next in a series of Olympic-quality events that comprise the worl championships in eight different equestrian disciplines; DRESSAGE, DRIVING, ENDURANCE, EVENTING, JUMPING, PARA-DRESSAGE, REINING, AND VAULTING. And the first ever to be held in the U.S.
In addition to the eight world championships, The 2010 Games will be a celebration of all things equestrian. Some of the other exciting events taking place include:
The Equine Village- an entertaining showcase of world-class equine demonstrations and organizations.
The Kentucky Experience- a 34,000 square-foot venue highlighting the unique cultiral opportunities and stunning natural beauty of the Bluegrass state.
The Shops of the 2010 Trade Show- more than 300 exhibit booths featuring the finest gifts, collectibles, artwork, apparel, track and much more.
Kentucky Horse Park
World Class Faciltiy
Sitting on more than 1,200 acres in the heart of the Bluegrass, and endowed with the finest competition facilties, the Kentucky Horse Park is the ideal Venue for what will be the most prestigious equine event in U.S. history.
The Kentucky Horse Park has event stabling for 1,084 horses. An additional 800 stables and new indoor arena has been completed and will nearly double the parks equine event capacity. The park also has fifteen hore show or schooling rings and the existing covered arena that can seat up to 6,000 people with permanent and temporary seating. Four regulation polo fields add to the beauty of the park and are booked every week during summer with local polo enthusiasts. More information on facilties can be found at: www.kyhorsepark.com
Tickets to the games also includes admission to the attractions such as theHall of Champions, International Musem of the Horse and American Saddlebred Musem
The Equine Village will showcase some of the best known equine entertainers and clinicians in the world. It also will include a Kids Zone, mechanical cutting horse, pony petting area, exhibits and informational booths.