Exclusive E-mail Offer to United States Dressage Federation Members for Discipline Series Tickets to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Contact: Ruth Mason - Director of Ticketing
Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
859-255-2010 X237

          January 13, 2009 (Lexington, KY) - United States Dressage Federation (USDF) members will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games if they are a USDF member as of February 11, 2009 and have a valid e-mail address on file with the USDF. All categories of USDF membership will be included in this ticket deposit offer as long as the purchaser is a current 2009 USDF member.
          This special offer is to purchase rights for Dressage Discipline Series tickets which are tickets for every performance of dressage during the games. The offer allows the purchaser to make a non-refundable deposit to reserve the series ticket with the balance due later in 2009. There is a limit of six series tickets per discipline per member in this program. Single day tickets are not part of this offer and will not be on sale until September 25, 2009.
          A deposit on a series ticket during this offer will reserve a seat until tickets are available later in 2009. At that time, purchasers can choose what category and price of seat they want. The non-refundable deposit in this special offer is the same amount regardless of what category of seats you ultimately choose to purchase and is based on approximately 50% of what the anticipated price will be of premium level seats. Regardless of what the price is for the seats you decide to purchase in 2009, the deposit will be applied against the total cost of the seats.
          If you are a current USDF member, you should verify that the e-mail address on file is correct by going to the USDF Web site, logging in, and updating your e-mail address. Or you can join or renew online by clicking on JOIN. The USDF cannot guarantee that any type of membership sent by regular mail will be received in time to be included in this special offer.
          The ticket deposit offer will only be made by e-mail to current USDF members as of February 11 and will only be available online. No orders can be taken by phone, mail, or fax.  Valid current members will receive an e-mail with a link to a special area of the Games Web site with details on how to order tickets. There are a limited number of discipline tickets available and the ticket offer will run from March 17th through March 31 or until the USDF allotment sells out, whichever comes first.
          This is an exclusive, first come, first served offer for USDF members. The online ticket deposit orders will be made at www.feigames2010.org and the transaction will be handled by Ticketmaster, the official ticket agency for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Only credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) transactions will be accepted.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, email usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.