HorseTV Channel Executive Named WEG 2010 Media Chair
“We congratulate the World Games 2010 Foundation on making an excellent choice for its Chair. We appreciate the importance to HorseTV of having a member of our executive team directly involved in this premier international event coming to the United States and to the State of Kentucky. Recognizing both the important concentration of equestrian interests in Kentucky and our need, as an industry, to support the historic events that will take place in 2010, Chris is establishing the HorseTV office in Kentucky,” commented George Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of the HorseTV Media Group.
“I am delighted and honored to have this responsibility. It’s an exhilarating challenge to host the games for the first time in the U.S. and the media plays a vital role in making them successful and memorable. We have a very experienced committee of media professionals and are confident that these games will service the media to the highest professional standard,” said Stafford.
Stafford has been an equestrian media professional for 30 years. During the 2006 World Equestrian Games she was named Vice President of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists (IAEJ). Stafford was the Sydney Olympic Games Media Requirements Analyst for the International Olympic Committee (IOC). During her career, she has been a print and broadcast journalist, author, photographer, press officer, communications and public relations consultant, covering every aspect of the horse world. Having ridden since the age of four, she is also an accomplished rider and trainer in the three Olympic disciplines. Stafford heads HorseTV’s office in Lexington, KY—the Capital of the Horse World. From this unique vantage point, she reports on equestrian news for HorseTV and serves as the company’s liaison to the many equestrian organizations based in Kentucky.
The 6th World Equestrian Games will take place in the Kentucky Horse Park, September 25 – October, 10, 2010. It will feature the FEI disciplines of dressage, eventing, jumping, driving, endurance, reining, vaulting and para-equestrian.
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