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A landmark event for Kentucky was announced yesterday in the form of the Kentucky Horse Park landing the international World Equestrian Games in 2010 over the French region of Normandy. It's the first time the event has ever been held outside of Europe and it will be the biggest sporting event every brought to Kentucky, even larger than the legendary Kentucky Derby.
Predictions are expecting 300,000 people with competitors from over 50 countries attending the event. The state expects hundreds of millions in revenues. This is the biggest equestrian event in the world. The wonder for Kentucky is that while much has to be done, the basics are already here.
The Horse Park has the unique distinction of being the only facility to house the entire event. The only exception is the endurance event, which runs over 100 miles. While most of this will be in the park, a portion of it will go off the grounds.
The AP had an intial write up from yesterday. The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) had the press release on their site.
The FEI Bureau today awarded the FEI 2010 World Equestrian to Kentucky (USA).
This is a great event for Kentucky and honestly the U.S. the 2006 games in Aachen is expected to reel in half a million people. Kentucky isn't projected to get quite that many but it's possible. It's nice to see the rest of the world will finally get a look at the land my family has called home for generations. Great job Kentucky.
posted by Stithmeister @ 7:53 PM
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