Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The World Equestrian Game are coming

It's an exciting time to live and work in Lexington, KY with the World Equestrian Games only three days away. Similar to the Olympics, the World Equestrian Games (or WEG) occur once every four years (opposite the Summer Games) and feature the world championship for eight different equestrian events: dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, jumping, para-dressage, reining, and vaulting. Hosting WEG would be an honor for any city, but Lexington has the unique privilege of being the first non-European city chosen.

Lexington is taking advantage of the international attention with Spotlight Lexington, a free entertainment event running through the Games in downtown Lexington. Though it is likely to add to the anticipated traffic problems associated with the extra tourists, media and athletes, Spotlight Lexington is a great opportunity to connect the community with WEG.