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ALLTECH FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES

Updated on April 9, 2013

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

EQUINE VILLAGE:

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.

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      Mommy-Bear 4 years ago

      I love to watch the dressage.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      LOVE the horses!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love watching horses, they are such magnificent animals.

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      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      Horses are such magnificent animals. They seem to love to work!

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      Ronald Tucker 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @LaraineRoses: LaraineRose, I just saw this morning a segment on GMA(God Morning America) with Ann Romney and mention the therapeutic benefits gain from riding horses. Hopefully, one day you will be back in the saddle again!

      Thanks for the warm blessing.

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I used to ride until an accident made it impossible so now I have to content myself with watching shows of this nature. My friend still rides and competes so I enjoy watching and being around beautiful horses. Angel blessings!

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @anonymous: Linda, I am glad you were able to experience the WEG 2010 up close and in person. The athletes and their horses represented over 50 countries and was the first time held on American soil.

      There is a good chance the games will return to Bluegrass state in this decade because of the excellent facilities and warm reception aorded the athlete. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It was a great experience to be able to attend the Dressage and Jumping events at the WEG in 2010 - to be able to see the best in the world not only in the show ring but also in the warm up was very educational and thrilling. I hope the U.S. is able to host more equestrian events like this in the future. Thanks for covering it!

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @Virginia Allain: vallain, the 2010 World Equestrian Games was the first time they were held on American soil. The upcoming summer Olympic equestrian games to be held in London will be governed by the Federation Equestrian International. Thanks for visiting and commenting. I appreciate it!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Sounds like a pretty special event. I'm sure looking forward to the olympics this year.

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @AlokaRuwanpathi: AlokaRuwanpathirana, I am glad you found my lens to be interesting and like yourself I am a horse lover also. I think about the role horses has played in the historical mobility of man in all parts of the world...from the Mongolians to the Spanish explorers expeditions in South America and the introduction to the Native Americans aka "The Plains People".

      Thanks and I hope you have a great week...I learn so much about the Jellyfish! :)

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      AlokaRuwanpathi 5 years ago

      I love horses soooooooooooo much, so, thanks for this lens <3

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      AlokaRuwanpathi 5 years ago

      I love horses soooooooooooo much, so, thanks for this lens <3

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      Ronald Tucker 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      @anonymous: SereneSea, the AllTech FEI World Equestrian Games had athletes from 58 countries and they showcased their equestrian skills in 9 different equine events over a two week period.

      To see the athleticism of both rider and horse is a joy to watch and yet one must realize the dangers of the sport, especially when you have 1,500 lbs of horse flesh under your saddle. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Have a great week!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Horse riding is a must to enjoy these equestrian games, I am sure they are very exciting.

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      Ronald Tucker 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      d-artist, the Kentucky Horse Park is as you may already know is a world class equestrian facility. Many events are held throughout the year that would give you an opportunity to show your work. FEI games are held every 4 years and this past October was the first time thar the games were held on American soil.

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      Delia 6 years ago

      I have not experienced the Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park, but saw Polo and Jumping events when I exhibit my Art at a Show there...if you love horses one must visit this place for sure.