Lexington, Kentucky Travel Information
WEG Kentucky – or the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 – are just around the corner. Anyone visiting Lexington can feel the buzz in the air, see the road and sidewalk improvements, and all the other preparations that are in full-swing around the city for this exciting event.
This is the first time that the WEG have ever been held in the US; the fact that the Kentucky Horse Park was chosen as the venue is an amazing honor and opportunity for the city of Lexington!
WEG Kentucky Details
The World Equestrian Games will kick off on September 25 with an opening ceremony and the reining event. An international crowd nearly the size of Lexington’s population, hundreds of vendors and booths, and entertainment all day/night will make the historical WEG Kentucky a must-see if you are in the region.
WEG Kentucky will run from September 25 to October 10. Different equine disciplines are scheduled across the 15-day period; check the official schedule on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games website for detailed information.
WEG Kentucky Ticket Prices
A general admission ticket to the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park will cost $25 per day. This ticket allows you to wander around, watch demonstrations, shop, and socialize.
The Grounds Pass does not get you into the stadiums to watch the competition. Tickets to watch each event vary between disciplines and days.
Tickets aren’t particularly cheap, so plan which days and which disciplines you want to watch ahead of time!
Getting WEG Kentucky Tickets
Tickets for the World Equestrian Games are being handled by Ticketmaster. Call 1-888-934-2010 or visit http://www.ticketmaster.com.
Getting to the WEG
The World Equestrian Games are being held at the Kentucky Horse Park just a 20-minute scenic drive north of Lexington. The address is: 4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511.
- Read more about the Lexington Kentucky Horse Park.
Hotels for the WEG Kentucky
Hotel rooms in Lexington and surrounding big cities (Louisville and Cincinnati) are still available, but prices and availability are being impacted. There are no hostels or budget accommodation in Lexington; some residents have offered up their houses as homestays to people visiting the WEG Kentucky.
- Get details for hotels in Lexington near the Kentucky Horse Park.
Prices for the WEG Kentucky seem a little steep? Don’t worry, there will be plenty of activities and things to do around Lexington. Each night of the WEG Kentucky, Alltech will be holding the Alltech Fortnight Festival with live music, entertainment, and family fun.
More WEG Kentucky Info
Check out the active discussion on the WEG Facebook Fan page to get tips, real-time information, and to hear people’s plans for the World Equestrian Games.