LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Rabobank, a leading bank to the global food and agriculture industry, is announced as a sponsor and the Official Agribusiness Bank of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
The 2010 Games will feature eight world championships in equestrian sport and are being held for the first time in the United States from September 25-October 10 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.
"We are pleased to have Rabobank join our family of sponsors," said Terry Johnson, vice president of marketing and sales for the World Games 2010 Foundation. "Their commitment to financing agribusiness around the world, make them a perfect fit for the 2010 Games."
As a premier financial services provider to the global food and agribusiness industry, Rabobank is the bank of choice to many leading animal feed companies in the U.S. and in key international markets. Rabobank is also an active supporter of equestrian sports in its parent country, the Netherlands, sponsoring the Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation and Dutch Olympic Equestrian Teams as well as talent development programs for young Dutch equestrians.
"Rabobank is delighted to be a part of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games," said Adriaan Weststrate, Managing Director, Rabobank North America Wholesale banking, "and to lend our support as Official Agribusiness Bank to an event which will bring together world leaders in the areas of equestrian health, nutrition and sports. This sponsorship is a wonderful way to continue and extend our commitment to our many valued clients in the global animal feed industry, and to showcase the talent of the Dutch equestrian team. We are especially pleased to be involved with the Games the first time they are held in the U.S., where over the course of our 30-year presence we have established a leadership position in the F&A market."
Rabobank (www.Rabobank.com) is the leading financial services provider to the global food and agribusiness industry, providing a full range of specialized services, products and advisory to meet the needs of wholesale, production and retail clients operating across the entire food and agri value chain. Established as a banking cooperative by Dutch farmers over a century ago, Rabobank today is one of the 20th largest banks in the world by Tier I capital, with operations in over 40 countries. Rabobank is ranked as one of the safest banks in the world, with a triple A credit rating from both Standard & Poor's and Moody's Investors Service for 29 years. Rabobank remains true to its agricultural and cooperative heritage, and brings an unparalleled depth of industry knowledge, sector expertise, and long-term commitment to every client relationship. Rabobank: the financial link in the global food chain™
About the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI). The Games are held every four years and this will be the first occurrence in the United States. Tickets to the 2010 Games are still available and can be purchased at www.alltechfeigames.com/tickets, at www.ticketmaster.com, through the Ticketmaster hotline at 1-800-745-3000, or at your local Ticketmaster outlet.
The Games will be broadcast on NBC Sports, which marks the largest commitment to network coverage of equestrian sport in U.S. television history. The 2010 Games are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $167 million, and current sponsors include Alltech, Rolex, John Deere, Ariat International, Inc., Meydan, Kentucky Ale, and Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. For more information on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games please visit, www.alltechfeigames.com.