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John Deere equestrian event has officials in the ready

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

An equestrian event is causing officials to get roads ready.
An equestrian event is causing officials to get roads ready.

After four years of preparing, officials in Lexington, Kentucky, are geared up for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

The event, which is sponsored by John Deere and will feature its equipment, has its opening ceremonies on September 25 and continues through October 10. To prepare roadways for increased traffic, more than 115 road signs of various types will be distributed along highways and streets.

Jamie Link, CEO of the games, said it is important for people to follow the directions given by the signs, even if people originally planned on taking a different route to the equestrian event.

"The routes are designed to keep traffic flowing safely and efficiently into the on-site parking areas," Link said.

People who are in the Lexington area can also tune their radios to AM 1620 for additional traffic information.

While cars may line the streets to get to the games, John Deere is providing its own equipment to help organizers keep the events moving. Among the featured contests are jumping, vaulting, endurance and dressage.

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