Saturday, July 03, 2010

WEG 2010: International Equestrian Festival is "Celebrating the Equine Spirit"

Horse Capital Productions' Festival to be prominently
featured in Lexington parade 

 
Lexington, KY (July 2, 2010) - Horse Capital Productions, producer of the International Equestrian Festival, will be the main feature in a parade to kick off the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.    The "Celebrating the Equine Spirit" parade, which is part of the city's Spotlight Lexington 17-days of free activities, takes place on Sunday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m. and will highlight a variety of breeds and horse industry associations. 
 
"It's time for Lexington to shine and substantiate why we're the 'Horse Capital of the World'," said Anne Buchanan, CEO and Founder of Horse Capital Productions.  "We're committed to ensuring the parade and the International Equestrian Festival dynamically promote equine entertainment, education and tourism."
 
The parade begins at Main Street and Midland Avenue, eventually traveling past the Lexington Center, where the International Equestrian Festival takes place, before ending at the corner of Vine Street and South Broadway.  Many breeds are already committed to participate in the parade of horses, including: the Akhal-Teke, one of the most ancient and rare breeds in the world; the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse, a hardy horse developed in eastern Kentucky, known for its smooth gait and calm demeanor; the Haflinger, an Austrian sport horse; and the Tennessee Walking Horse, celebrated for its showy running walk.
 
Those interested in marching or riding in the parade can visit www.internationalequestrianfestival.com for more information or email expo@horsecapitalproductions.com for guidance.   Horse Capital Productions will direct inquiries to the appropriate contact at the Downtown Lexington Corporation responsible for coordinating and officiating the parade.