Lexington, KY – Sixteen days of world championships in eight equestrian disciplines wrapped up at the Kentucky Horse Park Sunday. The 2010 World Equestrian Games included several firsts: the first time the event was held in the United States, the first time a title sponsor was attached to the games, and the first time para-dressage, an event for physically disabled riders, was part of the competition. Her Royal Highness Princess Haya of Jordan is President of the FEI, the governing body of equestrian sport.
"We now really are a truly universal sport. And it's not rhetoric; we can put forward really tangible results from these games as an example."
The championships attracted more than 600 athletes, 750 horses, from 58 countries. Normandy France will host the next World Equestrian Games in 2014.