John Long, Chair of the World Games 2010 Foundation, the organizers of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, announced today that Jack Kelly, the Chief Executive Officer of the Games, will be stepping down at monthâ€™s end. Kelly has agreed to stay on in an advisory role as long as needed.“With the key â€˜two years to goâ€™ anniversary fast approaching, we have decided that now is the best time for me to step down. As members of the board and I have recently discussed, for several personal reasons and with the increased intensity through the Games, I cannot guarantee that I will be able to fulfill what we agree is needed from a management role. It has been my privilege to serve the World Games 2010 Foundation Board. We have accomplished a great deal and I feel confident about the organizational structure and staff we have put in place to stage the Games. I will continue to contribute all that I can to help and encourage all Kentuckians to do the same.”John P. “Jack” KellyCEO, World Games 2010 Foundation“Jack has served our board well with the sporting event experience he brought to us, which has been instrumental in putting the staff and infrastructure in place to be where we are now. He has helped us create a strong organization with a solid foundation for moving forward and for that, we are grateful. In the interim Rob Hinkle, Chief Operating Officer and Walter Herd, Chief Administrative Officer will report to me as the Board Chairman. Jack has agreed to stay on in a consulting capacity and to help us in the transition. The board has not yet determined when or if an executive search will take place for a permanent CEO, but will do so in the next few months after we have had a chance to assess the new arrangement.” More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. SIGN UP Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding.