2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Seeking Volunteers

Posted by Jennifer Karlen on Sunday, February 8th, 2009 at 8:56pm.

lexington-ky-2010-alltech-fei-world-equestrian-games-volunteers_110The Lexington KY Herald Leader newspaper, announced that the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) has now opened up a registration list for all persons that may wish to volunteer to assist with hosting the WEG at the KY Horse Park in Lexington.  To sign up, click here.

The WEG is seeking volunteers for all aspects and events. They are needing a whopping 8-10,000 volunteers - just for the days during the event while it is being held! They also need several thousand more for setting up and breaking down the event.

Many organizations are jumping on board to help. The Lexington Bluegrass Association of REALTORS have volunteered their entire board of 2300 REALTORS.

Those persons signing up now, should be able to request what aspect of the WEG that they are desiring to work in. Everything from ticket takers to answering phones needs people to man those jobs for the event.

Some other states that are equestrian friendly are lending their support as well, such as New York, New Jersey, Texas, Oklahoma, and Maryland. Even volunteers are coming in from as far away as Aachen Germany (which is where the WEG was hosted in 2006).

You should be able to work as many hours as you reasonably want to. So, if you are short on time and can’t devote the entire 16 days to the event, that should not be a problem. Every little bit helps.

Its arguably the single most important equestrian event to EVER be held in the United States. And its especially important for horse owners, and KY horse farms to showcase their world class facilities - to the world. Our reputation is on the line for this. As an aside, every Kentucky horse farms owner should be planning to spruce up their farms now. We want to be wearing our “Sunday best” so-to-speak for the rest of the world in 2010. :)