The 3rd annual Horses and Hope Trail Ride at the Kentucky Horse Park, an event to benefit Horses and Hope, a partnership that Kentucky's First Lady Jane Beshear began with the Kentucky Cancer program in 2008, will be on Saturday, September 14.
How can a Saturday trail ride make a difference in the lives of our equine industry workers and their families? Well, proceeds from the event will go to support breast cancer awareness, referral and treatment services for Kentucky's equine industry workers and their families. Additionally, events are held across Kentucky to honor breast cancer survivors, raise breast cancer awareness among fans, and provide breast cancer education and mammography screening to horse industry workers. More than 600,000 race fans, equine enthusiasts, and horse industry workers have received breast cancer information and services through Horses and Hope.
More than 10 miles of marked trails and open fields are available for the ride. Riders may explore the park by choosing one of two options: Enjoy a “Guided Tour” of the park that highlights scenic, historic, or otherwise special places along the way; or take an “On Your Own Tour” of the park trails, riding anytime between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. The guided tour groups will depart continually from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. In addition to the trail ride, the registration fee includes a commemorative Horses and Hope gift, free park admission to access park attractions and a BBQ picnic.
Honors Registration will have a $100 registration fee, and will include a sign posted to honor your designated breast cancer survivor, or in memory of a friend/loved one lost to breast cancer. The additional $35 is a tax-deductible donation.
“Pretty in Pink” prizes will be awarded to the most “pinked out” riders and “pinked out” horses at the event. Get in the spirit and “pink out!”
For more information about Horses and Hope, contact the Kentucky Cancer Program at (877) 326-1134 or visit www.horsesandhope.org/events.php.
Date & Time:September 14, 2013 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Schedule of Events:9:00 am – Registration Opens – All riders must check in and receive a wristband10:00 am – 11:00 am -“Pretty in Pink” Judging10:00 am – 2:00 pm - Trail Ride2:30 pm – BBQ Picnic at Alltech Arena, Merchandise Sales, Prize Drawings, and Silent Auction
Admission:Pre-register by September 7 – $65.00On-site or late registration (after September 7) – $75.00Honors Registration - $100.00BBQ Picnic Only – $25.00Cash/checks only at this event
Location & Parking:Alltech Arena
Registration Form:Click here
Horses and Hope Brochure:Click here
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 23, 2012) - The Kentucky Horse Park will welcome 4,800 fourth-graders to the Alltech Arena on March 29 to watch an original, live equine show, written and choreographed exclusively for them. The show is a highlight of a reading program created by the Kentucky Horse Park Literacy Program, which the students have been participating in since last year.