This week at the Royal has been fantastic! The Direct Energy Centre is a perfect venue for such a large show. We have had a constant flow of traffic at our booth, which we are sharing with the State of Kentucky and the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau.
A vast majority of people we have talked to have already purchased tickets. The rest were searching for accommodations before purchasing tickets. We have urged everybody to use the Housing Bureau. The LCVB has been great in helping figure out what to do while they attend the Games.
In addition to people coming to the Games, I’ve been amazed by the amount of people who have already been to the Kentucky Horse Park. We have a 2 x 3 ft poster of our venue map in our booth and it gets a TON of attention. Everybody walks by and gets pulled in by the fantastic visual that is the Kentucky Horse Park. They say “Oh, I’ve been there before,” and we encourage them to come back next fall!
We’ve met some wonderful people down here including the Chef D’equipe of the Canadian Endurance team who is “praying for dry weather next year.” The buzz about the Games has been more than we expected and the support of those fans is overwhelming. The show concludes on Sunday, which is far too soon, and we’ll have more for you next week. We’ll also announce who won the Games prize pack from the show. If you’re in Ontario and haven’t had a chance to come by remember we’re in Exhibit A Booth 522.