Archive for October, 2008
Yes, you read the headline right! Watch out western riders – there’s new competition on the horizon. Olympic dressage gold medalist Anky van Grunsven says she’d like to compete in both dressage and reining at the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
If you plan on attending the 2010 World Equestrian Games, now is not too soon to begin planning your stay. We speak with Krista Greathouse, Director of Events for the foundation’s housing partner Short’s Sports and Events. Plus there was some exciting pre-event news announced this week. If you are planning on attending the 2010 Games, don’t miss this episode.
Something exciting is about to happen along the Newtown Pike corridor between downtown and the Kentucky Horse Park. More…
Short’s Sports & Events, a division of Short’s Travel Management, has chosen Gold Shield to be Short’s official private ground transportation services provider for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held September 25 through October 10, 2010. Gold Shield is based in Lexington, Kentucky and is owned and operated by George and Vickie Doyle.
The World Games 2010 Foundation today announced HorsePower, Inc. as the trade show management firm of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
While accepting the Joe Palmer Award, Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron let it slip that another great racing legend was being honored in his own right when he announced his former mount 1988 Horse of the Year Alysheba would be joining the Hall of Champions at Kentucky Horse Park.
The World Games 2010 Foundation announced it will hold a series of test competitions to prepare for the world championships coming to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2010 at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The competitions, each named “The Kentucky Cup,” will begin in 2009 and run through the 2010 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. All events will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park. More…
During the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the Lexington Philharmonic will host their 5th major fundraiser, which has featured the World’s Greatest Thoroughbreds in the past. This year they are hosting a major project, Horsetails 2010, and Silver Medalist, Chester Weber was asked to contribute in a very different way.
“Now more than ever, New Zealand needs to perform very well – Kentucky (where the World Equestrian Games are being held in 2010) is only two years away and we need to be there with the best performed riders and horses.”
The Kentucky Horse Park has become a construction zone. When I was there the other day taking these shots I counted no less than 12 construction projects going on around the park. It was amazing. The World Equestrian Games sure will do a whole lot for The Kentucky Horse Park long after the games are over. With the new indoor arena and the massive outdoor arena shown below it will certainly be “America’s Horse Park”.