Test competitions for World Games 2010 announced

October 24, 2008

A series of test competitions for the 2010 World Equestrian Games will be held from next year at the event venue, the Kentucky Horse Park.

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. The schedule is:
July 15-20, 2009: Reining CRI****
July 28-August 2, 2009: Vaulting CVI*/**
September 28-30, 2009: Endurance 100K CEI**/***
October 1-4, 2009: Driving CAI-A
April 20-25, 2010: Eventing, Jumping, Dressage CCI****, CSI, CDI***

The final test event for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will be held in conjunction with the Rolex Kentucky CCI****. This event will combine tests for the dressage, eventing and jumping competitions of the Games. The Rolex Kentucky CCI**** will be the cornerstone of the combined event, which will be flanked by dressage and jumping test events in the days leading up to and the evenings during the Rolex event.

"These Kentucky Cup competitions will allow us to test each of our competition facilities well in advance of the 2010 Games, and will give us the opportunity to make modifications and adjustments in our planning based on these tests," said Competition Director Kate Jackson.

During the Kentucky Cup events, the Foundation will test many aspects of the Games planning, including ticketing, transportation and hospitality. Sport-related planning will also be tested, including the entry and timing, scoring and results systems as well as competition volunteers' and officials duties.

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park September 25-October 10, 2010, are the world championships of the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and are held every four years.