Alltech Celebrates Six Months to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010™; Tickets to the Prestigious Championships Now Available
RELEASE: April 1, 2010
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Susanna Elliott
In six months, the world’s finest equine athletes will gallop into Kentucky’s Bluegrass region for the most prestigious, global equestrian championships—the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The Alltech FEI Games, will take place in Lexington, KY, USA, from September 25–October 10. Like the Olympics, the World Equestrian Games are held every four years and are the world championships for the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).
“In just six short months, all eyes will be on Alltech and Kentucky as we welcome the world for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in their American debut,” said Dr. Pearse Lyons, resident and founder of Alltech. “Will you be joining us? The time to purchase tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime event is now as hundreds of thousands of global visitors will be journeying to the horse capital of the world to witness the pinnacle of equestrian sport.”
Tickets to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have already been sold to buyers in all 50 U.S. states and 50 countries. They are available for purchase through Ticketmaster via www.ticketmaster.com
, (800-) 745-3000 or at all Ticketmaster outlets. Prices range from $25 to $150, providing a wide range of options for spectators.
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 will define a new chapter in the history of the World Equestrian Games as the first time the Games have been held outside of Europe and the first time that all competition events will be held at one location—the 1,200 acre Kentucky Horse Park. The 16-day competition involving 600 riding competitors and 700 horses from more than 60 countries is expected to be attended by as many as 600,000 spectators and viewed on television by an international audience exceeding 460 million people.
Previous host cities include Stockholm, The Hague, Rome, Jerez, and, most recently, Aachen.
Global animal health and nutrition leader Alltech is the first title sponsor of the FEI World Equestrian Games and is proud to bring the Games to Kentucky’s Bluegrass. In celebration of this momentous occasion, the company launched a statewide, entertainment festival counting down to the Alltech FEI Games. Since 2008, the Alltech Fortnight Festival has presented 75 acts in 13 cities and 18 venues statewide. The 2010 season will mark the ultimate culmination of the Alltech Fortnight Festival as entertainment blankets the state for 16 days straight during the Alltech FEI Games.
Founded by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech is a global animal health and nutrition company with 30 years’ experience in developing natural products that are scientifically proven to enhance animal health and performance. Headquartered in Kentucky, USA, Alltech trades in 120 countries and has 2300 employees worldwide. For further information, visit www.alltech.com
Visit the official site of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at www.alltechfeigames.com
for complete information about the event. For more about Alltech’s sponsorship and its 65 animal health and nutrition global partner companies for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, visit www.alltech.com/games