FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2010) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that visitors to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games who pay to park on the Kentucky Horse Park grounds can catch a free shuttle that will take them directly to the front entry of the park. Shuttles will also take visitors back to the parking area when they leave the park.
The free shuttle service will be provided by the World Games 2010 Foundation, with support from Affiliated International Ministries (AIM), for both spectators and those who need mobility assistance to the main entry of the Games. Within the Games grounds, mobility shuttles will assist spectators in need of assistance in traveling between the various venues. These golf cart shuttles will be available for pick up outside of each venue and will be able to accommodate wheelchairs.
“The World Games 2010 Foundation has worked with many local and state agencies to ensure that visitors to the park have a comfortable and enjoyable experience at the Kentucky Horse Park during this very exciting international event,” Gov. Beshear said. “Once inside the gate, spectators will have many opportunities to walk from one event or attraction to the next. By providing to-the-door service from the paid parking, visitors will arrive at the gate in comfort.”
The Games parking lot shuttle program is supported by AIM, a local community organization. AIM has 50 volunteer drivers who will operate shuttles each of the 16 days of WEG. The vans and small buses that will be used to transport visitors are being donated for use during the games by area churches. Shuttles will begin running at 7 a.m. each day until at least 11 p.m. each evening or as late as needed, according to AIM’s Larry Martin.
“Providing ministries during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games was natural since AIM has been working for many years with more than 25 ongoing equestrian ministries throughout Kentucky,” said Martin.