World Games 2010 Foundation Selects Official Shipping Agent
RELEASE: January 15, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Brian Sosby
LEXINGTON, KY— The World Games 2010 Foundation has appointed Peden Bloodstock as the Official Shipping Agent for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held September 25-October 10, 2010, at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Peden Bloodstock will be engaged in the management, coordination and provision of all equine transport services and ground logistics for the Games. This will include but is not limited to coordinating the shipment of some 800 horses, their attendants, equipment and carriages to and from Lexington from all corners of the globe, and playing an intensive role in quarantine and bio-security management on the ground.
"It is an honor for Peden Bloodstock to have been chosen by the Foundation to manage the equine transport logistics for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games," stated Peden Bloodstock Managing Director, Martin Atock. "We believe that our track record specializing in large and complex movements of horses to and from World Championships and Olympic Games speaks for itself, having been appointed shipping agents for all the WEG’s since their inception in 1990 and having also handled the last six Olympic Games."
"Additionally, we are very fortunate to have highly skilled staff who possess countless years of experience in handling complex and important movements of this nature," Atock continued. "This is indeed a first for the World Equestrian Games, which have never before been held outside the European Continent and this in itself creates an unprecedented movement of horses to and from the United States, the likes of which has never been seen before. We are confident and excited to be meeting this logistical challenge head on and look forward to working with the Foundation to make this the most memorable Games ever."
The company’s experience made it a natural choice to handle the record number of horses that will be shipped to the United States in 2010, noted Foundation Competition Director Kate Jackson.
"Peden Bloodstock is very familiar with the World Equestrian Games, and that will only aid our efforts as we work together to create the best competition environment possible for the 2010 Games," said Jackson.
Peden Bloodstock is an international company engaged in the management, co-ordination and provision of transport services for horses throughout the world. The Peden name has been associated with horse transport since 1947, when the company was the first to commercially transport horses by air. Peden has offices in Germany and the United Kingdom staffed by personnel with countless years of experience in handling complex and important movements.
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park September 25-October 10, 2010, are the world championships of the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and are held every four years. The 2010 Games are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $150 million. It is anticipated that more than 600,000 spectators will attend the 16-day competition.