World Games 2010 Foundation Selects Competition Director
RELEASE: September 20, 2007
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Amy Walker
The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the organization responsible for the planning, staging, and conducting of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, announced that Kate Jackson has been chosen as the competition director for the 2010 Games.
As competition director, Jackson will organize all logistical arrangements for the importation, quarantine, stabling, veterinary and training facilities for more than 900 horses, as well as oversee and coordinate the production of the competitions.
“Kate brings to the Foundation an outstanding background of directing large-scale equestrian events,” said COO Rob Hinkle. “Her involvement in directing and managing large international equestrian events proves her capability in coordinating the competition activities for the 2010 Games.”
Jackson currently serves as an FEI Executive Board member and FEI Bureau member. Her experiences in competition management include serving as competition director of equestrian sports and the modern pentathlon for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games; as a technical advisor for equestrian sports at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games; and as director of the equestrian three-day event competition for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. She has also served as the director of international competitions for the National Horse Show Association, and was executive director of the American Horse Shows Association.
"I am greatly honored to be selected for this position and am eagerly looking forward to the opportunity to work with such an excellent team of discipline managers,” said Jackson. “Together, I am sure we will be able to produce the finest World Equestrian Games ever on the finest possible site for them, the Kentucky Horse Park."
Jackson currently resides in Bearsville, NY. She holds both Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Bryn Mawr College, in Bryn Mawr, PA.