March 29, 2007 -- The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. announced its Discipline Manager selections March 28 for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). The following individuals have been selected after an exhaustive search process, conducted over the last few months:
Vitally important to the overall success of the 2010 WEG, the Discipline Managers will be responsible for planning, managing and directing the World Championship competitions, any test events leading up to the 2010 WEG, communicating with the High Performance community and related organizations and overseeing development and administration of the discipline's budget. The eight managers will work on a contract basis with the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc.
"Selecting the Discipline Managers has taken extensive time and energy because there were so many terrific candidates around the globe to choose from," said Rob Hinkle, CEO for the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. "The hard work and diligence by many people has paid off, however. We are thrilled that these individuals have agreed to work with us over the next three and a half years."
The 2010 WEG, to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., are the world championships of the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale and are held every four years. The 2010 WEG are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $150 million. It is anticipated that more than 600,000 spectators will attend the 16-day competition.