The first test events for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will kick off this July, when the Kentucky Reining and Kentucky Cup Vaulting competitions are hosted at the new indoor arena of the Kentucky Horse Park.
Date - Discipline - Competition Level
July 21-23, 2009 Reining CRI****
July 30-August 2, 2009 Vaulting CVI*/**
About Kentucky Cup Reining
The Kentucky Cup Reining will feature the Nations' Cup competition scheduled for July 21 and the Individual Final scheduled for July 23.
A four-star FEI event, the Kentucky Cup Reining offers a similar format to the Games in both Nations' Cup competitions and individual championships. Nations expected to field teams include Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Switzerland and the United States.
Additionally, many nations are expected to send athletes for the individual competition, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, France, Spain, and Uruguay.
About Kentucky Cup Vaulting
From July 30-August 2, the new indoor arena at the Kentucky Horse Park will be the site for the Kentucky Cup Vaulting, an international vaulting competition (CVI) and the official vaulting test event for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The CVI will bring vaulters from around the world to participate in the event and experience the venue before competing in the world championships in 2010, including medalists from the 2006 World Equestrian Games held in Aachen, Germany. Among others, athletes from South Africa, Argentina, France, and the United States are expected to attend.
About the 2010 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