--2010 is the first time in the history of the
World Equestrian Games that the show has been held outside Europe.
--58 nations are competing at WEG this year; 1100 horses are at the Kentucky
Horse Park with 900 riders. (this number seems to grow as the show continues!)
--The rings for reining and dressage/show jumping were carefully honed
to the type of use at the show. Basically, reining was soft and deep top to a firmer arena that was slideable;
and the dressage had a firmer bottem that would not allow slipping and much less depth of top layers. I am sure that
more specifics will be revealed.
The result is that the competitors have been very, very pleased with the footing, and
very complimentary to the show management.
--The Kentucky Horse Park was originally used for the annual 3 star Rolex
3-day event that attracted International competitors due to the natural areas available for the cross-country.
Since the development has begun, the site has become headquarters for many breeds and equine organizations. Not to mention
the multi-million dollar Kentucky Horse Park Museum!