08.12.09

TARTER BECOMES SPONSOR OF 2010 ALLTECH FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES

Posted in 2010 Games at 9:49 pm by Thomas

LEXINGTON, KY— The World Games 2010 Foundation today announced that Kentucky-based Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment is now the Official Provider of Equine and Livestock Management Equipment of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
The World Games 2010 Foundation and Tarter will work together to meet many equipment needs for the 2010 Games, including exclusive use of certain products in the Driving and Endurance competitions, as well as other products being used throughout the Kentucky Horse Park.
For 64 years, the Tarter family has manufactured quality products that are built, used and trusted by professional farmers, hobby farmers, and equine enthusiasts throughout the country. As the nation’s largest manufacturer of animal management and feeding equipment, Tarter produces more than 600 products in over 1,000,000 square feet of production facilities in their Kentucky and Utah manufacturing facilities. 
In addition to their equine equipment, they also have a full line of cattle equipment, goat and small animal management equipment, ATV equipment, 3-point equipment, and have become the one-stop shopping source for farm and ranch destinations throughout the country. They also are a large provider of OEM equipment for many companies throughout the country. Their branded products are carried in the nation’s best-known farm and ranch stores throughout the United States and Canada.  
 “The Kentucky Horse Park and the entire equine industry is being highlighted and augmented by the first ever World Equestrian Games being held in the United States,” said Josh Tarter, vice president of manufacturing for Tarter. “This is a special opportunity to show everyone why Kentucky truly is the horse capital of the world. Being a part of this great endeavor is a perfect fit for an equine equipment provider that is so close to the Games venue. We are excited to be a part of this event.”
 “We are extremely excited to announce this partnership with Tarter,” said Terry Johnson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Foundation. “Not only is Tarter a quality family-owned business, they are Kentucky-based, which makes this partnership all the more special for our event.”
Tarter joins the title sponsor Alltech, Rolex, John Deere, Ariat International and a host of others as official sponsors of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. For more information on Tarter, visit their website at www.tartergate.com.
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). Her Royal Highness Princess Haya is the current president of the FEI. The Games are held every four years and this will be the first occurrence in the United States.

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 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, please visit www.alltechfeigames.com.