Vaulting WEG Test Event Coming in July

Equestrian vaulters from around the world will descend upon the Bluegrass state in July in preparation for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The vaulters will perform dance and gymnastics on cantering horses in two events.

Athletes and horses from around the world will compete at the Kentucky Horse Park in the American Vaulting Association /United States Equestrian Federation National Championships and the Kentucky Vaulting Cup.

For the first time in the sport's 40-year American history, the American Vaulting Association (AVA) will bring its National Championships to the Midwest. The Championship will be the first competition in the new 6,000-seat indoor arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The Association expects 300 competitors to compete in the event that will take place July 9-12, 2009.

Also, from July 30 to Aug. 2, the Kentucky Horse Park will be the site of the Kentucky Vaulting Cup, an international vaulting competition and the official vaulting test event for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. This will bring vaulters from around the world to participate in the event and experience the venue before competing in the world championships in 2010.

Events are included with admission to the park, which is $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 7-12. Children 6 and under are admitted for free. There is a $3 daily charge for spectator parking.

The World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), and are held every four years. The event will run Sept. 25-Oct. 10, 2010. For more information see alltechfeigames.com.  

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