A celebration recently was held in Lexington, Ky., to commemorate the yearlong countdown to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
Slated for September 25 to October 10, 2010, the games will make its debut outside of Europe in Lexington.
The 16-day competition, involving 600 riding competitors and 700 horses from more than 60 countries, expects attendance upward of 600,000 spectators. An international audience exceeding 460 million people view the event on television.
Tickets to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 are on sale a year ahead of the event. Prices range from US$25 to US$150 and will be facilitated by Ticketmaster.