Jack Kelly (2013)

Posted in 2010 Games, World Equestrian Games, World Games 2010 Foundation at 10:14 pm by Thomas

My condolences go out to the family of Jack Kelly who passed on July 24th after a long battle with cancer.  He was the CEO of the 2010 World Equestrian Games organization from 2006 to 2008 and played a significant role in laying the foundation for the success of the Games.

Funeral services for Mr. Kelly will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clark Legacy Center at Brannon Crossing in Nicholasville, with a reception afterward.

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Kentucky Colonel
Thomas P. Demond


2018 WEG Biding Re-Opened – Bromont NOT Selected

Posted in 2018 Games, World Equestrian Games at 9:04 pm by Thomas

Breaking News: The announcement has just been made in the last couple of hours that Bromont Canada’s bid for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games has been turned down as it currently stands.  With this decision the FEI has been forced to re-open the bidding process for the 2018 Games but did strongly request that Bromont resubmit a bid which they said they would.

It all came down to the public financing of the Games.  “The Bromont/Montreal bid was very impressive on all technical aspects and it is hugely disappointing, both for the bid team and for the FEI, that the Bureau was unable to allocate the FEI World Equestrian Games 2018 today”, FEI President HRH Princess Haya said, “but unfortunately, without the necessary financial support, the FEI and the organisers would be exposed to an unacceptable financial risk”.

No specifics were given on the new timeline for the re-bidding process.  So we will be keeping our ears to the ground to see what we hear through both the official and unofficial information channels.

Kentucky Colonel
Thomas P. Demond

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