We are writing to update you on media credentials and accommodations for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky.
As you know, the media credential application process opened in August. We hope that you have completed your on line application at http://www.alltechfeigames.com/news/detail.aspx?id=2962. If not, we urge you to do so immediately. We anticipate distributing our first round of acceptances by early December, so please be sure that you have filed your application on line as soon as possible.
Included in acceptance letters will be details on media housing. We are happy to report that the GamesÃ¢â?¬â?¢ official housing bureau has secured a good number of media hotel rooms at affordable rates.
The media hotel cluster, approximately 25Ã¢â?¬Â30 minutes from the Horse Park, has single hotel rooms as low as $79 per night and double rooms as low as $89 per night! Official media hotels will be serviced by our free media shuttle that will take you directly to the media entrance at the Kentucky Horse Park.
In addition, there are suites available at $315 per night. These suites are located closer to the Horse Park, approximately 15 minutes away, but are currently scheduled to be serviced only by spectator shuttles.
Once you receive your acceptance letter, which will include details and specifics on these housing options, please be prepared to respond with your request immediately as a 25% deposit will be due by December 31 in order to secure these rates.
We are continuing to work diligently to ensure an optimal experience for all media covering the Games. Our main media compound (more than 15,000 square feet) will be centrally located, just a short walk to all but one of the competition venues. The media center will open on Wednesday, September 22 and remain open through Monday, October 11. It will be fully heated and air conditioned and offer all needed amenities and services such as highÃ¢â?¬Âspeed wireless internet access for journalists and highÃ¢â?¬Âcapacity wired access for photographers.
Our media dining center, adjacent to the work area, will feature full meal offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks and grabÃ¢â?¬ÂandÃ¢â?¬Âgo food that will be available all day. Specially reduced pricing will be featured in the media dining center.
We look forward to welcoming you to Kentucky next year and invite you to come to our dressage, jumping and eventing Test Events during the Rolex Kentucky ThreeÃ¢â?¬ÂDay Event CCI****, April 20Ã¢â?¬Â25, for an early preview of what lies ahead.
Meanwhile, please feel free to contact either of us with any questions or if we can be of service in any way. Looking forward to seeing you next year in Kentucky!
Public Relations Manager
World Games 2010 Foundation
Director of Media Services and Operations
2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games