The World Games 2010 Foundation today announced the availability of “World Equestrian Radio,” a personal radio service complete with a souvenir radio receiver, to spectators of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The World Equestrian Radio personal radio receiver will allow patrons to listen to live commentary and information while viewing a specific event or discipline. Users will be able to hear unique commentary and information pertaining specifically to the event they are attending.
The radio receivers cost $45. Units may be pre-ordered at, www.weg2010store.com/woeqra.html. Customers will pick up their pre-purchased receivers when they arrive at the Kentucky Horse Park for the 2010 Games. A limited number of units will also be available for purchase on site during the event.
The price includes expert commentary for Vaulting, Dressage, Reining, Eventing Dressage and Eventing Jumping, Driving Dressage and Para-Dressage. Presently, commentators include:
- Dressage—Cathy Connelly, noted trainer and commentator
- Eventing—Jean Mitchell, former FEI judge and commentator; Betsy Steiner, World Championship Dressage rider
- Vaulting—Nancy Stevens Brown , trainer, coach, commentator
- Reining— Rick Weaver, Current NRHA President, past Futurity winner
“World Equestrian Radio will give spectators the opportunity to hear the competition from an insider’s perspective,” said Kate Jackson, Vice President of Competitions for the Foundation. “It will essentially be like attending a private clinic on the discipline and is also a great way for non-equestrians to learn more about what they are watching.”
The commentators are top professionals that have a broad reaching knowledge of their disciplines and will provide a compelling insight for the listener. Before the events and during the breaks the listener will have the opportunity to hear updates from the other disciplines as well as event information.
The World Equestrian Radio service providers are Speakeasy, LTD and Flight Line Radio.
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). 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., Meydan and the American Quarter Horse Association. For more information on the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, please visit www.alltechfeigames.com.