LEXINGTON, Ky. – An audience of more than 30,000 celebrated the Opening Ceremonies of the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen Germany.
More than 500,000 tickets were sold to the 2006 Games.
In 2010, more than 600,000 tickets are expected to be sold for events at the Kentucky Horse Park over the 16 days of the Games.
Dates of the Games: Sept. 25 through Oct. 10
Duration: 16 days
Anticipated Ticket Sales: 600,000
Anticipated Economic Impact: $150 million
Number of World Championship: 8
Number of participating nations: 60+
Number of athletes: 900 equine athletes, 800 human athletes
Anticipated Media Attendance: 2,000
Anticipated TV Viewers: 500 Million
Anticipated Trade Show Booths: 400+
Volunteers: 8,000 for 25,000 shifts
International Governing Organization: Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)
U.S. Governing Organization: United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
2010 Host Organization: World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc.
2010 Title Sponsor: Alltech, Inc.
Information courtesy of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.