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With the 2015 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North approaching, final preparations are being made for what will mark the 41st anniversary of the annual event.  All Nominated Entries have been received and competitors are getting ready for a great week in Kentucky.

Mementos left at the Traveling Vietnam Wall when it visits Lexington next month may end up in a collection displayed at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

The fifth annual CAA Carriage Festival was a huge success. The pleasure-driving show and all related activities were held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, June 26–28.

The Kentucky Horse Park is gearing up for a summer of premier competition at the 2015 Kentucky Summer Series. The series features four weeks of premier hunter/jumper events., Both the Kentucky Summer Horse Show, July 22 - 26 and the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show, August 11 - 16 are recognized by the World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) program.

Captain Rakes and Mindy Welch from the Kentucky Horse Park made an appearance on today's episode of Horses in the Morning.

Captain Rakes and Mindy Welch take the opportunity to spread the word about the new foals that the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police recently adopted.

The CAA Carriage Festival, a weekend focused on the sport of showing antique carriages and testing the skill of those driving and restoring them, will be held at Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park on the final weekend in June. The Festival is held once a year by the Carriage Association of America (CAA) which is headquartered at the Park.

The Kentucky Horse Park will host the American Veterans Traveling Tribute.

The Traveling Vietnam Wall will be on display at the Alltech Arena from Thursday, July 9, 12 p.m. – Sunday, July 12, 3 p.m.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

July 10
10 a.m. Opening Ceremony
9 p.m. Candle Light Ceremony

Prior to the Belmont Stakes, the New York Times ran a story on some of the various animals commonly used by horse owners and trainers to soothe the jittery nerves of Thoroughbreds. Goats, pigs, and even other horses are utilized to keep the mood in the stalls relatively calm.

The International Museum of the Horse's exhibit, "Affirmed: The Making of a Champion," is clearly visible in a recent New York Times article about 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed's owner, Patrice Wolfson, and jockey, Steve Cauthen.

Ceremony July 10 at Kentucky Horse Park

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Edward Daniel “Dan” Cherry will join Governor Steve Beshear as a speaker at the July 10 opening ceremony for the Traveling Vietnam Wall at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.