Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2010 International Equestrian Festival in Lexington KY!

While I bemoaned the ticket prices for WEG, I have been kicking around the idea of going to the WEG and just getting general admission tix for the trade fair, which is horse-event-speak for SHOPPING. My one hesitation was that it's a a long trip in a car just for that. However, recently I was contacted about another event in Lexington taking place at the same time...

The 2010 International Equestrian Festival, a Horse Capital Productions event, is a 16-day festival designed to fill downtown Lexington with fun participatory events, exhibits and high-end retailers from around the world, providing a high-energy, multifaceted entertainment and shopping experience for the hundreds of thousands of people attracted by the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Held from Sept. 25–Oct. 10, 2010, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily, the festival will feature high-end equestrian retailers, indoor entertainment, exhibits, seminars, demos, parties, and VIP events.

To me this says, Lexington will have another spectacle unto itself, and of course more shopping. The IEF 2010 is on Facebook and Twitter (IEF2010) if you want to follow new developments. I have a sister in Louisville, a niece at U of K, the WEG (parts that I can afford), and now this. And I bet the IEF encourages nice, big handbags and shopping bags.

And as someone who appreciates graphic design I want to compliment their logo and share the image from a piece they sent me...

Hey, here's a question for those of you who are going to the WEG -- is the warmup ring open to the great unwashed, unticketed onlookers?


  1. I will be at WEG in the Standardbred demo! :) So excited!

  2. Anne Buchanan was in charge of that design, I'll pass along the complements.

    I believe watching the warmup is free.

  3. The IEF will definitely be woth it! I'll be there myself! But, I seriously doubt that you will be able to get withing 10 miles of the warmup without a ticket. Alltech will have the Horse Park locked down so tight that you will not even be able to drive your car anwhere near the entrance without a ticket.....

  4. You can still shop and such at the WEG if you don't have tickets to watch any of the riding though, right?

  5. Think you ned a general admission ticket but yes, virginia there is shopping at WEG.


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