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01/30/09

COMPETITION SCHEDULE REVISED FOR 2010 GAMES

 The World Games 2010 Foundation announced Jan. 29 a revision to the competition schedule for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

The new schedule moves the Reining competition to Sept. 25-30, and shifts the Vaulting competition to Oct. 1-10. No other discipline schedules were altered.

As an added benefit, NBC Sports will extend its coverage of the 2010 Games on Sept. 26, adding an extra 30 minutes of Games programming. The broadcast, tentatively scheduled for noon to 1:30 p.m., will feature the opening ceremonies and highlights from the Reining and Endurance competitions.

“We are very confident that this is a strong schedule, providing a variety of top sport on each day of the Games,” said competition director Kate Jackson.

To view the updated competition schedule, please, click here.

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale, and are held every four years. The Games have never before been held outside of Europe; nor have all eight disciplines competed at a single site—both firsts that will be achieved at the Kentucky Horse Park. 

The Games will be broadcast on NBC Sports, which has marked the largest commitment to network coverage of equestrian sport in U.S. television history. The 2010 Games are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $150 million, and other current sponsors include Alltech, Rolex, John Deere, Ariat International Inc. and Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. For more information on the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, visit www.feigames2010.org.