Kentucky Considered for 2010 World Equestrian Games

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., is one of three locations being considered to host the 2010 World Equestrian Games (WEG). The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI, the governing body for international equestrian sport) will announce the location of the 2010 games when it meets this month. France (Normandy) and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) are also being considered for the event. However, Dubai is not expected to make a final bid for the games.

The Games, first held in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1990, include seven world championship events: Dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, show jumping, vaulting, and reining. They are held every four years, two years prior to the Summer Olympic Games. The WEG have never taken place outside of Europe, which is why Kentuckians are optimistic that Lexington will be selected.

The Kentucky Horse Park, with the support of Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher, formally placed a bid for the 2010 games in October 2004. The FEI was scheduled to announce the winning host city on Dec. 6. For more information, see

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