09.20.10

Vaulting, Dressage Freestyles Sold Out for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Posted in 2010 Games, Tickets, World Equestrian Games at 5:08 pm by Press Release

LEXINGTON, KY—4 Days to Go—With less than one week until the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games open, two more sessions of competition are now sold out.

Both price levels A and B are now sold out for Dressage Freestyle on Friday, October 1st, fulfilling a complete sell out for this session in the outdoor stadium.

Additionally, the Vaulting Individual Male/Female Freestyle on Saturday, October 9th in the Indoor Arena is now sold out.

Both the Dressage Freestyle and Vaulting Individual Male/Female Freestyle are medal rounds of competition. In the past few weeks, the Reining Individual Final and some hospitality offerings have also reached capacity.

Tickets are still available for many sessions of competition, including compulsory and finals rounds in each of the eight world championship sports contested at the Games.

To find the best seats available, purchase your tickets today at www.alltechfeigames.com/tickets or at 1-888-934-2010.

09.02.10

Several Ticket Offerings Sold Out For 2010 Games

Posted in 2010 Games, Tickets, World Equestrian Games at 1:56 pm by Press Release

LEXINGTON, KY—22 Days to Go—Tickets to the Reining Individual Final and Grounds Pass tickets for October 1 are sold out for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Additionally, on-course hospitality for Eventing Cross Country on October 2 has sold out.  Only a few hospitality passes to the Makers Mark Bourbon Village remain for October 1.  Champions Club tables for Opening Ceremonies, Driving, and Dressage, are nearly sold out.

Sales of competition tickets have seen a marked increase in the past six weeks.  Most notably, tickets for driving, eventing, jumping and vaulting have seen a strong interest from buyers.

Less than 500 tickets now remain for the Vaulting Male and Female Individual Finals on October 9, and also for the Driving Obstacle/Cones competition on October 10.

Grounds Pass tickets are still available for 12 of the 16 days of the Games for $25. Children 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by a paying adult, except on September 26, October 2, and October 9.

While tickets for finals rounds continue to sell most rapidly, tickets are still available for early sessions of competition in all eight disciplines.  Many are available at a 30 percent discount through September 6.  To purchase tickets, visit www.alltechfeigames.com/tickets, www.ticketmaster.com, or call 1-888-934-2010.

09.01.10

Kroger Stores Offer Ticket Promotion for Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Posted in 2010 Games, Tickets, World Equestrian Games at 9:43 pm by Press Release

LEXINGTON, KY—23 Days to Go—Shoppers at 166 Kroger stores in four states will be able to purchase Flex Grounds Pass tickets to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games along with their grocery items from September 1 through September 24.

Kroger stores in Central Tennessee, Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, and Kentucky spanning locations from Owensboro and Louisville to London and Corbin will offer the Flex Grounds Pass ticket at a promotional rate of $25, instead of the standard $30 price.

The Flex Grounds Pass can be used for entry on any one day of choice, without selecting a specific date of attendance at the time of purchase.  Children 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by a paying adult, except on September 26, October 2, and October 9.

Kroger stores selling Flex Grounds Pass tickets will feature Games logo signs at store entrances. Cashiers in each location can process the purchase at all check-out terminals and will print the ticket at the register.

The Flex Grounds Pass will give spectators access to a wide range of activities on the Games venue. Activities include shopping at more than 250 Trade Show booths; exciting exhibits and entertainment at the Kentucky Experience tourism pavilion and the Alltech Experience pavilion; family-friendly, educational and entertaining exhibits and demonstrations in the Equine Village, and many of the Kentucky Horse Park’s world-renowned exhibits and museums. Please note that a Grounds Pass ticket does not grant access to competition venues.

For more information about spectator attractions available with a Flex Ground Pass ticket, or to find information about tickets to the eight world championship competitions of the 2010 Games, visit www.alltechfeigames.com.

About The Kroger Co.

The Kroger Co. [NYSE: KR], the nation’s largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 326,000 associates who serve customers in 2,469 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s.  The Company also operates 773 convenience stores, 392 fine jewelry stores, 850 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the U.S.  Kroger, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves.  For more information about Kroger, please visit www.kroger.com. Kroger’s Mid South division is based in Louisville, Ky. and operates 166 stores in Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, Southern Indiana and Southern Illinois.

About the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (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 marks 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 $167 million, and current sponsors include Alltech, Rolex, John Deere, Ariat International, Inc., Meydan, Kentucky Ale, and the University of Kentucky. For more information on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games please visit, www.alltechfeigames.com.

04.01.10

Grounds Pass Ticket Sales Set for 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Posted in 2010 Games, Tickets, World Equestrian Games at 12:28 am by Thomas

LEXINGTON, KY—Grounds Pass tickets for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will go on sale Friday, April 16 at 10 a.m.

Grounds Pass tickets will be priced at $25 each, but from April 16 through May 31, as a special promotion, tickets will be available for $20. Each Grounds Pass will allow entry to the 2010 Games venue for the selected date of purchase.

To provide for an affordable, family-friendly event, admission for children 12 years of age and under will be free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult.

A limited quantity of Flex Grounds Pass tickets will be available for $30. The Flex Grounds Pass can be used for entry on any one day of choice, without selecting a specific date of attendance at the time of purchase.

Tickets will be available for purchase through www.alltechfeigames.com/tickets, on www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet and via the Ticketmaster hotline at 1-800-745-3000.

Grounds Pass tickets allow entry to the 2010 Games for the selected day of purchase and will give spectators access to a wide range of activities at the Kentucky Horse Park venue. Activities include shopping at more than 250 Trade Show booths; exciting exhibits and entertainment at the Kentucky Experience tourism pavilion and the Alltech Experience pavilions; and the Kentucky Horse Park’s world-renowned exhibits and museums.

In addition, spectators will be entertained and educated in the Equine Village, which will present more than 40 exhibitors and some of the world’s top equine entertainment acts and clinicians, including Pat Parelli, Clinton Anderson and the kid-friendly Equimania.

Grounds Pass tickets are available for 13 days during the Games, excluding the competition days of Endurance, Eventing Cross Country and Driving Marathon. Spectators who wish to purchase admission for these competitions should visit www.alltechfeigames.com/tickets.

03.05.10

Tickets Now On Sale for Celebrity Chef Dinner Series at Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Posted in 2010 Games, Events, Kentucky Horse Park, Tickets, World Equestrian Games at 9:34 pm by Thomas

16-night Dinner Series hosted by the James Beard Foundation at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Farmhouse

LEXINGTON, KY—Ticket sales will begin on Friday, March 5, for sumptuous dinners with America’s award winning chefs and leading chefs from around Kentucky, at Cooking in the Bluegrass: A Celebrity Chef Dinner Series.

The dinner series will be hosted by the James Beard Foundation at the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation’s Farmhouse each of the 16 nights of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The Games feature the world championships in eight equestrian sports and are being held in Kentucky for the first time from September 25-October 10, 2010.

Tickets are $300.00 per person, and can be purchased through http://www.alltechfeigames.com/content.aspx?id=3778.

A maximum of eight tickets will be available per purchase, as interest is very strong. Seating is limited to approximately 80 guests per evening, replicating the dining experience of the James Beard House in New York City. For special groups and parties over eight, please contact Lisa Wallace, Hospitality Catering Services Manager, at 859-255-2010.

Each ticket grants access to a delectable menu utilizing the expertise of two celebrity chefs, paired with Kentucky’s best culinary talent, using Kentucky Proud Products. The schedule and menu for each evening will be released in late summer.

“This dining experience is going to be a truly special occasion to ticketholders,” said Don Pritchard of Global Food Service Solutions and food services consultant to the World Games 2010 Foundation. “This cuisine, with local products and top chefs, will create a memorable evening for guests who enjoy the flavors and delicacies of the culinary world.”

The dinner series stems from collaboration between the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the James Beard Foundation and Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, and is sponsored by Kentucky Proud, a program of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, funded by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.  Proceeds from the event benefit the partner organizations.

More information about the program and participating chefs can be found at www.alltechfeigames.com.

On May 24, the James Beard Foundation will also offer a kick-off “Bluegrass Experience” at the James Beard House in New York to honor the World Equestrian Games culinary events.

About the James Beard Foundation
Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and nurturing America’s culinary heritage and diversity in order to elevate the appreciation of our culinary excellence. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today, the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships to culinary schools, and publications, and by maintaining the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit www.jamesbeard.org. Find insights on food at the James Beard Foundation’s blog Delights & Prejudices. Join the James Beard Foundation on Facebook. Follow the James Beard Foundation on Twitter.

09.22.09

Celebrate with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games: Ticket Sales, Kentucky Celebration, and Live Web Stream of Activities on September 25

Posted in 2010 Games, Lexington, Tickets, World Equestrian Games at 9:36 pm by Thomas

The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will celebrate the launch of ticket sales and the final year countdown to the Games on September 25, 2009 and you are invited to join the celebration around the world with a live Web stream of the celebration.

A live Web stream from downtown Lexington will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST on the Lexington Fayette Country Urban Government Web site, http://lfucg.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=12

The festivities will feature live musical entertainment, prizes, and an official countdown to the ticket sale launch at Noon EST. Leadership of the World Games 2010 Foundation, athletes, and local celebrities will speak, and NBC’s Tom Hammond will emcee the event.

“We are so excited for this day, and with this live Web stream, fans and supporters world-wide will be able share our enthusiasm,” said World Games 2010 Foundation CEO. “We hope that in 2010, many of these fans will be able to join us in Kentucky for 16 days of the best equestrian competition in the world.”

Ticket sales begin at noon on September 25, and purchases can be made online at www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, and special needs can be facilitated via the Ticketmaster hotline at 1-800-745-3000.

09.21.09

Tickets to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games On Sale this Week

Posted in 2010 Games, Tickets, World Equestrian Games at 12:23 pm by Thomas

Tickets to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games go on sale September 25 at noon EST, exactly one year before the Games arrive in Lexington, Kentucky.

Ticket sales will be facilitated by Ticketmaster, and sold through www.ticketmaster.com.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at all Ticketmaster outlets.  Anyone with special needs, including ADA seating, may call the Ticketmaster hotline at 1-800-745-3000. 

Tickets for reserved seating will be available to each session of competition of the eight world championships of equestrian sport.   Prices range from $25 to $150, providing a range of options for every spectator.

All tickets will be sold on-online, through the Ticketmaster hotline, or at any Ticketmaster outlet. No tickets will be sold in person or via phone at the World Games 2010 Foundation office or the Kentucky Horse Park.

09.09.09

One Year to go Celebration: Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Posted in 2010 Games, Announcement, Kentucky, Lexington, Tickets, World Equestrian Games, World Games 2010 Foundation at 10:09 pm by Thomas

Host:   Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

When:  Friday September 25, 2009
                11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where:  Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza
                 Downtown Lexington, Kentucky

Why:  Food, Fun, Entertainment, *Ovation* !!!  Why Not?