Do people know that William Shatner has been a competitor in horse reining? Do people know he has a farm in Kentucky? Do people know he is supporting the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games being held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington? All of this is true about our beloved “Captain Kirk.”
What most people know about William Shatner is he has been around for decades as an accomplished actor, starring in popular shows such as “Star Trek” and “Boston Legal”. He also is starring in an upcoming comedy series called “Bleep” My Dad Says”. Not many people associate William Shatner and horses though. He has loved, ridden, competed with, and bred horses for years.
William and his wife, Elizabeth, are among a list of stars who are showing their support for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Large and small corporations from the local Kentucky area and around the world are sponsoring this event as well.
William Shatner has a 360 acre farm named Belle Reve, near Versailles, Kentucky. He raises American saddlebreds and owns quarter horses. His wife Elizabeth is an equine artist who will have her works on display at the World Equestrian Games.
Not only will he be attending the games, but earlier this year William Shatner joined the Governor’s advisory commission to discuss the planning of the World Equestrian Games in 2010. Other notes to mention would be William has competed at the World’s Championship Horse Show which is held in Louisville, Kentucky. He has also been attending and/or competing at this show for more than 20 years.
If visiting the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, make sure you take your camera, and notice who you are rubbing elbows with while you are there. It may be William Shatner.