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Reining feature put on by John Deere at equestrian games

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A John Deere-sponsored equestrian event will give people a chance to test their riding skills.
A John Deere-sponsored equestrian event will give people a chance to test their riding skills.

John Deere is a major sponsor for the Alltech FEI 2010 World Equestrian Games, and attendees may get a chance to try their hand at handling a reining horse at an area also supported by the farm equipment company.

The John Deere Place is located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington as part of the sponsor village for the games. There, eligible participants can try to spin or reach a sliding stop while riding a reining horse.

"John Deere is proud to host an interactive and educational equine experience for all attendees of the World Equestrian Games," said Deere's Roch Dold.

Furthermore, pieces of farm equipment produced by John Deere will be on display. Attendants can get a professional photograph taken while astride one of the machines.

The equestrian games run through October 10. This is the first time they are being held in the United States.

It also is the first year all of the equestrian events will be contested at the same venue. As in other years, equestrian sports like dressage, driving and jumping will be part of the competition.