The Details

A series of historical “firsts” proclaimed the arrival of the World Equestrian Games: the first time WEG is held outside of Europe; the first time WEG is held in the United States; and the first time WEG holds all nine equestrian disciplines at the same World Championship venue at the same time.

We were the event architects for WEG and developed the integrated master planning effort for the 1,224 acre Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

We developed the designs and operational plans for all major event systems:

Spectator support: transport mall, parking shuttle programs, spectator entrances, food services courts and associated support spaces.

  • Trade Show Village: anchored by a single temporary structure of 2,800 square meters surrounded by over 200 vendor spaces.
  • Walnut Grove: a central food court area that featured 2,000 square meters of contiguous space with additional sponsor and trade show areas.
  • Central Catering Compound: produced all upscale food service for the Main Dressage and Jumping Stadium, Media Center and Main Hospitality.
  • Maker’s Mark Hospitality: a 2,800 square meter temporary luxury hospitality facility with meeting rooms, private dining and outdoor entertaining areas.
  • Central Food Service Compound: produced all food service for over 50,000 spectators and 3,000 volunteers/athletes/staff per day.

We designed and operated the 24-day Venue Operations Center during the event. This required continuous multi-venue communications support and coordination. Our knowledge of the venues and operations enabled us to manage the Command and Control aspect of this major event.


World Games Foundation

Event Dates


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