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Civilian Sensory Training Clinic (Novice)
Kentucky Horse Park, Covered Arena
February 16, 2013 8am-5pm
School your horse with the same sensory training techniques the mounted police use to train their horses. The clinic, grounded in natural horsemanship fundamentals, is done in-hand and under saddle. Riders work at their own speed and comfort level. All breeds of horses and riding disciplines are welcome. Must be 21 years old to participate.
* The maximum number of participants will be 25ppl, but there will be a waiting list in case of cancellations, to be called on a first come, first served basis. Cancellations 30 days out will receive a full refund; cancellations 29-10 days out will receive a $75 refund.
Please submit this form with your payment of $150 (includes welcome reception, breakfast, lunch and stall) and the following items:
Make check payable to Kentucky Horse Park (or KHP) and mail to: Kentucky Horse Park
Attn: Sherry Logan
4089 Iron Works Pkwy.
Lexington, KY 40511
Use a separate form for each rider. Please fill out all information and print legibly.
City_________________________________________ State_______ Zip Code_____________
Email (we prefer to contact you via email)_____________________________________________
Phone (cell preferred)______________________________________________________________
Horse’s name (barn name/nickname is fine)_____________________________________________
Age and breed of horse_____________________________________________________________
Check the description that best fits your horse:
1.___ Calm, adjusts well to new settings, has been frequently exposed to new sites, sounds, environments.
2.___ Basically calm, but not exposed to new surroundings often or does not react well to new environments.
3.___ Nervous, spooky and very uncomfortable with new surroundings and unfamiliar objects.
4.___ Has your horse ridden in company (with other horses)?
The undersigned Releasor, in consideration of being allowed to participate in the training course for civilian equestrians to be conducted by the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police at the Kentucky Horse Park on February 16th, 2013, to hereby warrant and represent as follows:
1) I am fully aware that equestrian events such as the training course involve certain inherent risks
which I assume by participating in the training course.
2) I am aware that the sponsors and instructors in the training course for civilian equestrians do not have the duty to eliminate all risk of injury of participation in said course. There are inherent risks of injuries which I voluntarily accept by participating in the course.
3) The undersigned Releasor on behalf of himself or herself and on behalf of his or her spouse, legal representative, heirs and assigns, hereby releases, waives and discharges the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police, the Kentucky Horse Park, its officials, supervisors, employees, representatives, departments and divisions, including but not limited to, its Mounted Police (hereinafter “Releasees”) who participate as instructors in the training course for civilian equestrians for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or damages resulting therefrom, on accountof injury to Releasor’s person or property, even injury resulting in the death of the Releasor, whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise while Releasor is participating in the training course for civilian equestrian.
4) Releasor agrees to indemnify the Releasees and each of them from any loss, liability, damage or cost they may incur due to the presence of Releasor in or upon the training course for civilian equestrians whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise.
5) Releasor hereby assumes full responsibility for the risk of bodily injury, death or property damage due to the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise while in or upon Kentucky Horse Park participating in the training course for civilian equestrian.
6) Releasor expressly agrees that this release, waiver, and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, not withstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
Signed of this _____ day of _______________, 20___.
Name of Releasor (Print)
Signature of Releasor
2013 KHP Mounted Police Sensory Clinic Schedule
Friday, February 15, 2013
4:00-7:00 Covered Arena Club Lounge
Saturday, February, 16, 2013
08:00-08:30 Covered Arena Club Lounge
Coffee/Donuts/ Introductions/Late Registration
08:30-09:00 Groundwork Demonstration
09:00-09:30 Prepare Mounts for Instruction
09:30-10:45 Group A (Groundwork and Obstacles under Saddle)
Group B (Equitation)
Group C (Troop Drill)
11:00-12:15 Group A (Equitation)
Group B (Troop Drill)
Group C (Groundwork and Obstacles under Saddle)
1:30-1:45 Prepare Mounts for Instruction
1:45-3:00 Group A (Troop Drill)
Group B (Groundwork and Obstacles under Saddle)
Group C (Equitation)
3:00-4:00 Optional Obstacle competition/games
Captain Lisa Rakes: 859-576-4429
All participants will be furnished a 10x10 stall (asphalt flooring) in an open shed-row style barn. Water will be available from a freeze-proof hydrant at the end of each barn. You will need to provide your own bedding and water/feed buckets. Shavings and/or feed can also be purchased from our on-site concessionaire, Devers, by calling 859.233.9702. Stalls will be on a first-come, first-served basis but there will be plenty available. Working out of your trailer is also permitted.
Medical coverage will be provided by Safety Tec, Inc. during clinic hours. An EMT will be on-site and readily available. They can also be reached at 859.321.1963.
Helmets! They are required!
12 ft. lead
Regular tack, feed/water buckets, etc.
*Additional information regarding the Kentucky Horse Park rules/regulations can be viewed at www.kyhorsepark.com.
Mounted Police Instructors
Mounted Police Instructors for this year’s sensory clinic have extensive knowledge policing from horseback and in teaching civilian sensory clinics. The instructors will utilize techniques from the ground and under saddle to teach and build confidence in the horse to become a willing partner over and through various obstacles. The instructors have not only trained their respective units, but have trained mounted police officers and civilians from around the country and Canada over the years.
Captain Lisa Rakes
Sgt Dan Haun
Officer David Johnson
Trooper Roy Foster, Jr.
Nancy Bowling – Has worked in various areas of the horse industry in Lexington, KY including supervising and teaching a NARHA accredited riding program and in member services for the American Hanoverian Society. She has been a Pony Club instructor, club leader and clinician. She rode with dressage master horseman Ed Rothkranz until his recent death.
Karen Covington – Officer Covington retired from the Lexington Division of Police in 2004, with twenty-five years of service to the community. She also served in the Mounted Police Unit during her time there. She has ridden and owned horses for thirty years and has completed many schools and clinics in furtherance of the equine educations. She has attended numerous dressage clinics and competes with various clinicians locally in dressage.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Kerri Richardson502.564.2611502.330.6633 Terry Sebastian 502.564.2611502.229.6130
Gov. Beshear announces Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games had economic impact of more than $201 million Report: Visitors to event came from 63 countries, all 50 states
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 27, 2011) – The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games held in 2010 at the Kentucky Horse Park had an economic impact of $201.5 million, Governor Steve Beshear announced today.
“The World Equestrian Games were indeed a success and this report illustrates the positive result that our local and state governments, our sponsors, the many volunteers, the business community and the citizens of the Commonwealth working together can have.” Gov. Beshear said. “It also underscores the important role of the Kentucky Horse Park and the legacy the games will have for future years.”
Gov. Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear, Alltech founder Dr. Pearse Lyons, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Marcheta Sparrow and Kentucky Horse Park Executive Director John Nicholson participated in the announcement today at the Kentucky Horse Park.
“The World Equestrian Games was a unique opportunity to reaffirm our standing as Horse Capital of the World, as well as promote tourism and business in Kentucky,” said Mrs. Beshear. “To witness the event first-hand, from its inception to the closing ceremony of the final day, I am thrilled with its success and want to thank everyone who took part in creating and executing such a tremendous, historic event for our state.”
The Alltech World Equestrian Games were held Sept. 25 through Oct. 10, 2010, the first time the international event had been held outside of Europe. The games are composed of eight events – dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, jumping, para dressage, reining and vaulting.
According to the report commissioned by the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Alltech World Equestrian Games Foundation reported that it sold or provided complimentary tickets to 419,853 visitors. They came from 63 countries and all 50 states.
The economic impact took into account “direct” spending that accounted for $128.2 million. This includes guest spending at the Horse Park, lodging, restaurants, shopping centers and retail outlets.
It also considered “indirect” spending – $73.3 million – such as money spent for food and lodging suppliers, construction and other services that were needed to support the influx of guests.
The report found that $55.4 million was spent on tickets, food, souvenirs and other items at the event while $39.6 million was spent on lodging. The games also generated nearly $18.4 million in state taxes and nearly $4.6 million in local taxes, the report said.
“While these financial impact numbers are quite impressive and stronger than even anticipated, the impact extends far beyond the monetary evaluation,” said Dr. Lyons. “For years to come, our community will reap the benefits of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, from a new sense of community pride to statewide improvements and infrastructures that continue to drive tourism today.”
The study was conducted for the cabinet by Certec Inc. of Versailles. Information for the study was supplied by the World Games 2010 Foundation Inc., the Kentucky Horse Park, and the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. An online version of the report is available at http://www.kentuckytourism.com/industry/research.aspx.
“The investment Gov. Beshear and the legislature made here at the Horse Park has already made this facility the best in the nation for equine-related events and organizations,” Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said. “The visibility the Games brought to our city and the investments the state made in Lexington to help our city host the Games – road improvements, a much improved gateway into our city and a new runway at the airport – have elevated Lexington’s brand as the Horse Capital of the World. The legacy and the economic impact of the Games have been remarkable.”
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games had a direct impact on passenger travel at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport. In October 2010, passenger enplanements increased by 39 percent from the previous year, according to the airport’s 2010 annual report.
The airport and its partners hosted more than 700 private and corporate airplanes, provided security for international dignitaries, welcomed more than 460 international athletes and facilitated 18 special event charter flights, said Eric Frankl, executive director at Blue Grass Airport
“It was a privilege for the airport to serve as the gateway to central Kentucky for World Equestrian Games visitors,” he said. “The airport experienced one of its busiest months in airport history as a result of the collaborative effort put forth by our airlines, airport partners and staff to successfully handle an event of this magnitude.”
Follow Governor Beshear on Twitter @Govstevebeshear, read the Governor’s personal notes on his blog at http://blog.governor.ky.gov/, and view the Governor's weekly YouTube commentary at http://www.youtube.com/governorbeshear.
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LEXINGTON, KY (September 2, 2010) The Kentucky Horse Park is announcing the following changes to their schedule in preparation for the largest event in Kentucky’s history and the largest sporting event in the United States in 2010, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games:
Wayne Williams, host of Speaking of Horses TV will be your host for Equine Village Entertainment features for the 16 days of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Speaking of Horses TV will also be providing daily reports on the events at the games, both competition and entertainment, on
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For Immediate Release: August 27, 2010
The World’s Top Drivers Will Meet in Kentucky
The gala Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park (USA) are now less than a month away.
One of the eight World Championships being contested at the Games—Driving—begins with two days of driven dressage (October 7 and 8), continues with the marathon (October 9), and concludes with the cones competition (October 10).