The American Farrier’s Association will provide hoof care services for the test events leading up to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. As the Official Farriers for the games, the AFA has extended its partnership to provide hoof care services for a series of test events beginning in 2009. The test events, called "The Kentucky Cup," will allow organizers to prepare for the world championships coming to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2010.
"The AFA is very pleased to provide hoof care services for The Kentucky Cup test events," said Dick Fanguy, an AFA Certified Journeyman Farrier and President of the AFA. "Our members look forward with great excitement to serving the sport horse industry, both at the test events and the 2010 Games."
"We are very fortunate to extend our partnership with the AFA through the test events for the 2010 Games, and to have the services of AFA professionals available to our equine athletes," said Competition Director Kate Jackson.
The test competitions begin in July of 2009 and run through the 2010 Rolex Three-Day Event. All events will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park. The AFA will manage the hoof care needs for all test events. A complete schedule of all Kentucky Cup test events is available at alltechfeigames.com.
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held Sept. 25-Oct.10, 2010, are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), and are held every four years. The Games have never before 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.
About the American Farrier’s Association
The American Farrier’s Association is a non-profit organization with a mission to further the professional development of farriers, to provide leadership and resources for the benefit of the farrier industry, and to improve the welfare of the horse through continuing farrier education. For more information about the American Farrier’s Association, call (859) 233-7411, or visit www.americanfarriers.org.
About the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). Her Royal Highness Princess Haya is the current president of the FEI. The Games are held every four years and this will be the first occurrence in the United States.
The Games will be broadcast on NBC Sports, which has marked the largest commitment to network 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 Alltech, Rolex, John Deere, Ariat International, Inc and Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. For more information on the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, please visit www.alltechfeigames.com