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Medals, trophies for World Equestrian Games unveiled

July 16, 2010

Medals and trophies for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky have been unveiled.



They are the handiwork of Lexington-based luxury gift store and fine trophy provider, L.V. Harkness & Co. The firm worked with Moser Crystal in the Czech Republic to create the team and individual trophies and medals for each of the eight disciplines at the games.

The team trophies were designed to showcase each discipline with the "true spirit of the Bluegrass", the Kentucky Horse Park skyline and four-plank fencing provide the background for each of the eight trophies.

The trophies took over 14 months to create and are valued at about $US50,000 each.

Margaret Jewett, who owns L.V. Harkness & Co. is no stranger to horses or trophies.

In 1891, her great-grandfather, Lamon Vanderburg Harkness, bought Walnut Hall Stock Farm near Lexington, Kentucky. He transformed the farm into the foremost standardbred breeding and racing establishment in the world.

Jewett is also the co-founder and on the board of directors of the Kentucky Equine Humane Centre.

The games are scheduled to begin late in September.



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