If you stay up-to-date on equestrian news, you’re probably already aware of the huge event that’s planned for Lexington, Kentucky beginning in September. But for the rest of our readers, we just wanted to spread the word about the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The event is the international championship for eight equine disciplines (eventing, dressage, show jumping, reining, vaulting, combined driving, para-dressage, and endurance) and is going to be hosted on US soil for the first time.
Having visited Lexington and the Kentucky Horse Park twice this spring (for the Rolex Three-Day Event and for IHSA Nationals) I know that preparations have been underway for months, and that nearly the entire city of Lexington, if not the state of Kentucky is counting down the days (87 as of today) until the opening ceremony.
Hodges is excited to play a small part in the planning, by supplying all ribbons and sashes for the event through our work with L.V. Harkness, the official awards supplier to the Games.
But really, what is most exciting is the high level of competition, and the fact that all eight disciplines will compete at the same location all during one event. Even Olympic equestrian sports are limited to dressage, eventing and show jumping.
Are you planning on going to Kentucky for the Games? Let us know in the comments.