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Kentucky.com - Equestrian News 

Lexington loses bid to Canada to host 2018 World Equestrian Games

The 2018 World Equestrian Games won't be held in Lexington, which hosted the 2010 edition of the event. Kentucky lost its bid for the Games, which are to be held…Click to Continue »

Kentucky and Canada are remaining bidders to host 2018 World Equestrian Games

The state of Kentucky has submitted a signed host agreement with an undisclosed financial guarantee for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games.Click to Continue »

World Equestrian Games: One year later

One year ago, Lexington was wrapping up perhaps the biggest equine-related shindig the state has ever thrown: the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.Click to Continue »

Music festivals opened eyes to what's possible

One of the most enduring legacies from the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games might be the encouragement for music and public art.Click to Continue »

Alltech commits $14M to 2014 Equestrian Games in Normandy

Alltech could spend more than $14 million to again be the title sponsor of the next FEI World Equestrian Games, the company announced Friday morning.Click to Continue »

World Equestrian Games had $201.5 million impact in state, report says

The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games had an economic impact of $201.5 million, according to a financial study commissioned by the state.Click to Continue »

Spotlight Lexington festival to return in fall

Spotlight Lexington, the event that brought thousands of people downtown during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, will ride again this fall.Click to Continue »

Horse injured in WEG competition healed and back home in Italy

In just a few seconds on a sunny afternoon last October, Italian eventing horse Iman du Golfe went from the ride of a lifetime to fighting for his life.Click to Continue »

Mystery of damaged WEG Dutch carriage remains unresolved

Horse sport fans might never know exactly what happened to a Dutch carriage damaged at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.Click to Continue »

Equine educators pursue students at WEG

The University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture planted seeds at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games that could result in a bumper crop of new students.Click to Continue »

Recovering from WEG accident, horseman gains new appreciation for life

As the saying goes, you have to get back on the horse. Perhaps horseman Eitan Beth-Halachmy knows that better than anyone.Click to Continue »

Horse Park officials still want hotel, but issue tied up in court

Now that the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are over, Kentucky Horse Park officials are returning to the idea of building a hotel on the grounds.Click to Continue »

Alltech to sponsor WEG legacy event in 2011

Alltech officials have confirmed that the Nicholasville company will sponsor a legacy event at the Kentucky Horse Park in October to commemorate the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.Click to Continue »

WEG was $5 million in the hole the year before the Games

The year before the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games took place, its organizing committee was $5 million in the hole, according to federal tax documents filed Monday.Click to Continue »

Alltech founder claims $100M in business as result of WEG

Its sponsorship wound up costing more than triple its original $10 million price tag, but Alltech's founder expects his company's investment in the World Equestrian Games to offer quite a…Click to Continue »

Tom Eblen: Dreams of profit from WEG replaced by a wealth of memories

Tim Jenkins is in the money and investment business. As the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games approached, all he could think of was how to profit from them.Click to Continue »

Tom Eblen: Readers offer ways to build on Equestrian Games' success

What were the hits and misses of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games? What can we learn from the experience?Click to Continue »

Kentucky Poll: Fayette County residents think Games were a success

An overwhelming majority of likely voters in Fayette County thinks the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games were good for Lexington, according to a new Kentucky Poll.Click to Continue »

WEG organizers say more than 411,000 tickets were sold

In an abrupt reversal, the organizers of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have released ticket data they said Tuesday would remain private.Click to Continue »

Games officials will not release number of tickets sold

Officials of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games said Tuesday they will not release publicly any information about how many tickets were sold to the 16-day event.Click to Continue »

Equine star of Games sold to German breeder

The undisputed stars of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games were a black stallion named Moorlands Totilas and his rider, Edward Gal of the Netherlands. Together they won three gold…Click to Continue »

All WEG horses tested negative for drugs

All of the horses checked for drugs at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have tested negative for prohibited substances, according to the Fédération Equestre Internationale, the international governing body…Click to Continue »

No. 6 Kentucky women edge Florida 59-56

A'dia Mathies scored 14 points, Bria Goss added 11 and No. 6 Kentucky beat Florida 59-56 on Sunday in Gainesville.Click to Continue »

Spotlight Festival 2011 canceled; inadequate fund-raising cited

Organizers of the 2011 Spotlight Festival announced Monday that the event has been canceled.

No. 6 Kentucky women edge Florida 59-56

A'dia Mathies scored 14 points, Bria Goss added 11 and No. 6 Kentucky beat cold-shooting Florida 59-56 on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both schools.

Most prices in Lexington should hold steady during WEG

When area hotels raised their prices dramatically for the duration of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, some residents began wondering what other prices might change during the 16-day event.Not much has fluctuated, and University of Kentucky professors expect that will continue to be the case...

Company defends its recruitment of homeowners for WEG rentals

While nearly 400 people have inquired about his company with the Better Business Bureau, the man in charge of Major Event Rentals said homeowners need to be patient."Every one of these clients, they have to give us an opportunity to do our job," said Ajmal Leyasi, whose Phoenix-based rental company...

Kentucky Horse Park to have better cell phone service during WEG

AT&T will expand its cell phone and wireless Internet service at the Kentucky Horse Park during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the company said Wednesday as it was declared an official sponsor of the Games.AT&T also will provide a global positioning system that allows spectators to track...

Panel to consider request for rural RV campground during WEG

A Lexington panel will consider Friday whether to grant a permit that would allow a campground for 444 recreational vehicles on a farm near the Kentucky Horse Park during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.Daniel Sexton, who operates a mobile home and RV park in Georgetown, has filed a request...

LexTran lowers shuttle costs to Games

LexTran will charge $2 for a round trip to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, down from the previously announced $5, officials said Thursday.The public transit service also will start a Thursday, Friday and Saturday service to the Horse Park by early August, spokesman Jill Barnett said. She ...

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