Horses

Special discount offered on WEG tickets

Organizers of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are hoping Kentuckians will attend the event in droves. So they're offering a special early discount on general admission tickets.

On April 15, general admission tickets will be available to Kentucky residents for $15. The regular general admission tickets will go on sale April 16 for $20 through May 31 as a special promotion. After that, the general admission tickets will be $25 for adults. Children younger than 12 will be free with a ticketed adult.

The general admission, or Grounds Pass, does not allow entry into individual competitions of the Games, which will be Sept. 25 to Oct. 10. Anyone who already has purchased a competition ticket does not need to buy a Grounds Pass for entry on the day of the event.

Tickets will be available for purchase through www.alltechfeigames.com/tickets, at www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, and via the Ticketmaster hotline, 1-800-745-3000. A special link will be provided through the Games' mailing lists and Kentucky-based media to connect buyers to the one-day sale.

The general admission tickets will allow access to shopping at more than 250 trade show booths, exhibits and entertainment at the Kentucky Experience tourism pavilion and the Alltech Experience pavilions, and some of the Kentucky Horse Park's exhibits and museums.

In addition, spectators can go to Equine Village, which will present more than 50 exhibitors and some of the world's top equine entertainment acts and clinicians, including Parelli, Clinton Anderson, and the kid-friendly Equimania.

A limited quantity of Flex Grounds Pass tickets will be available for $30. The Flex Grounds Pass can be used for entry on any one day of choice without selecting a specific date of attendance at the time of purchase.

The Games are the world championships in eight equestrian disciplines, including show jumping and dressage. For more information, go to www.alltechfeigames.com.

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