World Equestrian Games schedule released

September 23, 2008

The schedule for the 16 days of competition at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park has been set.

The Games will begin with opening ceremonies on September 25, 2010. The first weekend of competition will include vaulting and endurance.

The vaulting competition will continue into week one, along with dressage and eventing.

In week two, jumping, para-dressage, driving and reining will be contested. The Games will end with closing ceremonies on October 10, 2010.

The schedule may still experience minor changes, but no major shifts to the individual discipline schedules are expected.

"This schedule is certain to provide an exciting variety of top sport on each of the 16 days of the Games," said Competition Director Kate Jackson. "Spectators will find events of interest every day and will be entertained by the beauty and spectacle that is inherent to equestrian competition at this level."

"I am particularly happy that we are able, for the first time, to include Para-Equestrian as an integral part of the World Equestrian Games. We are pleased and honored to do so," Jackson said.

The games, to be held at the Kentucky Horse, are the world championships of the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the FEI, and are held every four years. It is the first time the Games have been held outside Europe, and the first time all eight disciplines will be competed at a single site.

The 2010 Games are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $150 million, and current sponsors include the Rolex Company and an unprecedented $10 million title sponsor, Alltech. It is anticipated that more than 600,000 tickets will be sold for the 16-day competition.