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Jane Beshear Named to the 2010 World Games Foundation Board

Lexington, Ky . — Jane Beshear was announced yesterday as the latest addition to the 2010 World Equestrian Games Foundation Board of Directors. She was elected unanimously by the board.


“I am pleased to be able to offer my equine experience to the World Equestrian Games Foundation Board as we move toward 2010,” said Beshear. “This event is an excellent opportunity for the state of Kentucky and I am honored to lend my experience to help make it a success.”


Beshear, an avid horsewoman for nearly 30 years, offers vast experience with and a passion for the sport and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She has previously served as a member of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission and currently is the acting secretary for the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. An active competitor since 1996, Beshear also serves on the United States Eventing Association Board of Governors and is a member of the Equestrian Events, Inc. Board of Directors, which plans the annual four-star Rolex 3-Day Event.


“There may be some who will say Jane Beshear is here because she is the first lady, but it’s not that at all,” said Chairman of the Board, John Long, Her husband, Steve, was elected Governor of Kentucky last November. “She is the quintessential horsewoman who will benefit the Foundation from her involvement, experience and dedication to the equine world.”  


The World Games 2010 Foundation is charged with organizing the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The Games, held every four years, will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park September 25 - October 10, 2010 and are the world championships of the eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). Marking the first time this event will be held outside of Europe, the 2010 Games are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $150 million. It is anticipated that more than 600,000 spectators will attend the 16-day competition.


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