Alltech founder Dr Pearse Lyons has posted a video message on the FEI's website to mark the 50-day countdown to the opening of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky.
In the video, the Alltech founder and president speaks of the excitement in the build-up to the event and the impact it will have on the company and on the city of Kentucky, the state and equestrian sport overall. He also explains how visitors can enjoy the "unbridled spirit of Kentucky".
Dublin-born Dr Lyons founded Alltech, a leader in the animal health and nutrition industry, 30 years ago in Lexington, Kentucky.
The World Equestrian Games are the world championships for Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Jumping, Vaulting, Reining, Endurance and Para-Dressage, and will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park from 25 September to 10 October 2010.