“Carole L. Mercer and the Dancing Morgans, the most versatile Morgan Mares in the World” will participate at the Equine Village in Lexington Sept. 25-Oct. 10, 2010. Mercer and her mares will be performing Oct. 7 through Oct. 10.The Equine Village is a a world-class spectator attraction, offering equine entertainment, educational activities and lectures from equine industries. This feature exhibit area will be a major part of the atmosphere and attractions offered to games visitors in addition to the world championship competitions in eight equestrian sports.
“We have created the Equine Village to serve as an educational experience for the games’ spectators about different breeds, disciplines, and all that the equine industry encompasses,” said Jamie Link, CEO of the World Games 2010 Foundation.
As a member of the 2010 Games Equine Village, Carole L. Mercer and the Dancing Morgans will showcase the versatility of the Dancing Morgans on the grounds at the Kentucky Horse Park to hundreds of thousands of spectators during the 16 days of competition.
Activities provided by Mercer and her Morgans will include the fine art of a “ Tandem Ride and Drive.” Mercer rides one Morgan mare, Bob, western sidesaddle and drives the other mare, Valentine, in tandem using long lines. Mercer and her Morgan mares perform a dressage musical kur and enjoy every step of the dance.
Mercer says seeing her (age 65) and her Morgans, Bob and Valentine, (combined ages of 30) will have many enjoying almost 100 years of horsemanship.
Both general admission and competition ticket holders will have access to the activities in the Equine Village, as well as other attractions including the Trade Show, Kentucky Experience, Alltech International Pavilion, and sponsor showrooms. With approximately 600,000 tickets to be sold, spectators will come from around the world to witness the highest achievements in equestrian sport.