Horse Group Says Games Huge Economic Benefit
By Associated Press
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The global sanctioning body for horse sports says the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games brought considerably more money into the Lexington-area economy than had been estimated.
A study commissioned by the Federation Equestre Internationale found there was a financial impact of between $373 million and $396 million.
The FEI said a study by Deloitte showed a direct economic impact of $233 million.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reported the FEI didn't respond to questions about the difference and declined to release the full study.
The body said more than 507,000 people attended the games.