American Farrier’s Association to Provide Hoof Care at “Kentucky Cup” Test Events Leading to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
"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 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.
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