Equestrian Games announces athlete's advisory

December 21, 2006

Athletes at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) will have an advisory committee comprising some of the horse world's most experienced representatives.

"Every major sporting event professes to be an 'athlete's' event and to provide the best atmosphere and infrastructure to ensure that competitors are able to focus on their event rather than other factors," said Jack Kelly, CEO of the World Games 2010 Foundation. "To try to ensure that we can do this at the highest level, we have asked a truly world-class group of athletes to provide their perspective on what we will need to do to meet world class standards."

The committee, comprised of nine equestrian athletes, chaired by the United States Equestrian Federation's President and 2000 Sydney Olympic Gold medalist David O'Connor, will work to provide ideas and critiques that will benefit the planning, organization and operation of the equestrian world's largest, multi-discipline competition. The 2010 Games will see eight international disciplines contest their World Championships.

The following athletes have agreed to share in their expertise: