Being held for the first time outside of Europe, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 are coming to the Bluegrass State for 16 days from September 25.
Founded in 1975, the eight events (which are unrelated to Kentucky’s world-famous thoroughbreds) are together in one event which includes feats that are as challenging for the rider as they are for the horse. For the first time, para-dressage is included.
The Games will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Held every four years, the competition takes place two years prior to the Olympics.
The World Equestrian Games represent many of the world's top riders and most skilled horses. Riders competing here will have gone through a rigorous selection process during the preceding 4 years. Each participating country sends teams composed of the very best equestrians in their discipline.
While each of the disciplines on display at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will be enough to keep riders and spectators busy, there will not be a shortage of other entertainment. For instance, the Kentucky Experience will allow visitors to explore the entire state of Kentucky without ever leaving the Kentucky Horse Park The interactive experience will provide them with all the sights, smells and tastes of Kentucky.
The Equine Pavilion will be the main site housing both exhibits from various equine organizations and numerous equine demonstrations and special events from the leaders in the world of equestrian.
For more information about top events in Kentucky, take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Kentucky at www.topeventsusa.com/state-events-kentucky.html
Or, for more information visit www.kyhorsepark.com