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Sixty Countries Plan to send Teams to Compete at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

The logistical challenges of transporting competition horses overseas have not deterred international competitors.

By Edited Press Release | 13-May-10

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Zara PhillipsThe World Games 2010 Foundation is pleased to announce that 60 National Federations have submitted entries in principle for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

In 2006, 59 countries sent teams to compete in the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. This year, most of the same countries will be represented in Kentucky along with the addition of teams from Bermuda, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, India, Lebanon, Paraguay, Singapore, Turkey and Uruguay. Teams that did attend in 2006 but will be absent from this year's Games are Antigua, Georgia, Estonia, Belarus, Jamaica, Libya, Slovenia, Croatia, Oman and Netherlands Antilles.

This year's competitors are:

Argentina France Norway
Australia Germany Paraguay
Austria Great Britain Poland
Belgium Greece Portugal
Bermuda Guatemala Qatar
Brazil Hungary Russia
Bahrain India Saudi Arabia
Bulgaria Ireland Singapore
Canada Israel Slovakia
Chile Italy South Africa
China Japan Spain
Columbia Jordan Sweden
Costa Rica Lebanon Switzerland
Czech Republic Lithuania Syria
Denmark Luxembourg Turkey
Dominican Republic Malaysia Ukraine
Ecuador Mexico United Arab Emirates
Egypt Namibia Uruguay
El Salvador Netherlands United States
Finland New Zealand Venezuela

With 60 countries expressing an interest in attendance at the Games, the World Games 2010 Foundation anticipates as many as 800 athletes could compete. The world championships for eight equestrian sports will be contested September 25 -October 10 at Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park. Final entries and individual athletes will be named in August.

Tickets for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are available for competition in all eight disciplines. Grounds Pass tickets are also available. Visit www.alltechfeigames.com/tickets, visit any local Ticketmaster outlet or call 1-800-745-3000.

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Galadriel    Lothlorien, ME

5/13/2010 10:24:52 PM

I'm so excited about watching these.

mrishahorselover22    horace, ND

5/13/2010 12:18:01 PM

good article. I can't wait for the equestrian games!

Lrishahorselover12    horace, ND

5/13/2010 12:16:41 PM

wow great article. I love it!

Someone    Somewhere, AS

5/13/2010 10:00:35 AM

For some people it is hard to imagine that there are so many other countries that love horses as much as we do in the U.S. and show them at such a high level.

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