September 25, 2008 -- Sixteen days of eight world championships are officially scheduled for the 2010 Alltech Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games. The competition schedule was released on September 22 by the World Games 2010 Foundation. A detailed competition schedule is now available at www.feigames2010.org.
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.
"We are excited to share these details with competitors and spectators who are already making their plans to join us in Kentucky," said Rob Hinkle, Foundation CEO. "We know that many local communities, businesses, volunteers and others have also been waiting for this schedule to begin making plans for 2010."
The schedule may still experience minor changes, but no major shifts to the individual discipline schedules are expected.
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, are the world championships of the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the FEI and are held every four years. The Games have never been held outside of Europe; nor have all eight disciplines competed at a single site-- both firsts that will be achieved at the Kentucky Horse Park.
The Games will be broadcast on NBC Sports, which has made the largest network commitment to coverage of equestrian sport in U.S. television history. 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.
For more information on the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, visit www.feigames2010.org.