Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games by the Numbers

October 19, 2010 – LEXINGTON, KY – In addition to an incredible host city and state, the world’s best athletes, and the friendliest volunteer workforce in the world, it took a lot to stage the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Here’s a look at the 16 days of September 25 through October 10, by the numbers:

507,022 attendees
16,800 feet of bike barricade
8 miles of linear fencing
396 temporary structures
70 temporary power generators
59 miles of electrical cable
20,000 temporary seats
more than 11,000 signs placed around the park
500 flags
30,000 feet of extension cord
632 athletes
752 horses
58 countries
More than 100,000 servings of Kentucky Ale brand beers poured
1,734 Maker’s Mark bottles dipped in red wax at the station inside the Kentucky Experience
175,220 pounds of recyclable and compostable materials removed from the park
56 percent of waste diverted from landfills through green initiatives
500 temporary toilet facilities
7.6 million page views to the Games web site from September 25 through October 10
193 countries represented in web site visitors
62,707 school children visited the Games thanks to Alltech
79,802 Facebook fans… and still counting!
6,000 AWESOME volunteers
1.1 million meals served to spectators, staff, athletes and volunteers
112,368 cars parked
326,260 trips to and from the Games taken through the main entry transport mall
16,000 caps, 5,000 walking sticks, and 1,000 saddle pads sold in the merchandise store
11 months — youngest credentialed person; the son of press officers John and Heather Strassburger

About the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games featured the world championships for eight equestrian sports from September 25-October 10, 2010. The Games are staged every four years, and this was its first occurrence in the United States, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Attendance topped 500,000 across the 16 days, and media coverage included an unprecedented 8 ½ hours on NBC sports, as well as more than 300 hours internationally through the European Broadcast Union. Sponsors include Alltech, Rolex, John Deere, Ariat International, Inc., Meydan, Kentucky Ale, Reem Acra and Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. For more information on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games please visit, www.alltechfeigames.com.

Media Contact:

Amy Walker
Public Relations
Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
859-255-2010 ext 235
awalker@feigames2010.org

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