World Equestrian Games

Kentucky Bids Farewell To World Equestrian Games

by Rick Howlett on October 10, 2010

Thanks to Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio

The World Equestrian Games’ 16 day run at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington has ended.

Officials say total attendance topped 500,000.

Horse Park director John Nicholson says the games enhanced the park’s reputation and its potential for growth.

“You know I think the horse park was on such an ascendency anyway that we were gonna grow and grow
and grow and I think really the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games aren’t the cause for the success
of the Kentucky Horse Park it is in fact a reflection of the success of the Kentucky Horse Park,” he said.

Nicholson says the Kentucky Horse Park has already booked some 20 events as a result of its affilation with the World Equestrian Games. Closing ceremonies for the 2010 games were staged Sunday night.

The 2014 games will be held in Normandy, France.

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WEG Sponsor Pleased With Event

by Rick Howlett October 4, 2010

“After this is over the world will look at Kentucky in a different way, and even more important, Kentuckians will look at themselves in a different way. And hopefully, that’ll be the legacy of the games,”

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World Equestrian Games Underway In Lexington

by Rick Howlett September 27, 2010

With music by Richard Strauss and a reddening Kentucky sky as a backdrop, Lakota Native American chiefs opened festivities with prayer. They were followed by cavalry riders carrying an American flag. Spectators rose as Ashland’s Wynona Judd sang Kentucky’s state song.

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WEG Arrival In Kentucky Years In The Making

by tcveigh September 24, 2010

The Aachen, Germany, games featured 750 athletes and 850 horses from 61 countries and drew more than 500,000 spectators. Kentucky began planning for an even bigger event.

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The Eight Disciplines Of The World Equestrian Games

by Rick Howlett September 22, 2010

In this four-part series, Kentucky Public Radio’s Brenna Angel explores the ins-and-outs of these equine sports, from competition rules to what spectators can expect to see.

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In Depth: Alltech Founder In New Role With WEG Sponsorship

by Rick Howlett September 22, 2010

Alltech’s products are hard to categorize. They include beer, animal nutrition supplements, algae, Haitian coffee, and Angus beef. Lyons has been all over the globe selling his products, and the games.

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Volunteers Still Sought For World Equestrian Games

by Rick Howlett September 20, 2010

Some seven thousand volunteers have registered to help out with the 16 day international event. Games CEO Jamie Link says it would be ideal to have another three to four hundred volunteers available.

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Horses Arriving For World Equestrian Games

by Rick Howlett September 15, 2010

Rusty Ford, Equine Programs Manager for the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s Office, says all the horses are walked to an on- site evaluation facility.

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Louisville Hopes To Lure WEG Visitors With New Festival

by Gabe Bullard August 24, 2010

City officials Tuesday announced the Experience Louisville Festival. Many of the festival events will be familiar to Louisvillians.

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Equestrian Games Ticket Sales Lag in Preliminary Rounds

by scrosby July 19, 2010

Ticket sales are slow for some of the World Equestrian Games’ early rounds. So organizers are running a sale on certain events through September 6th.

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