Dressage lovers don’t have to wait until summer’s warm weather to enjoy their favorite sport. They have the Snowbird Dressage Winter Series at the Kentucky Horse Park to enjoy when they itch for that special “dance” between horse and rider.
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Lexington KY, February 10, 2014- Kentucky Round-Up 2014, hosted by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) on February 15 and 16, at the Kentucky Horse Park, announces its schedule of clinicians, demonstrations, exhibits and activities for families, children, novice Horse Owners and advanced horsemen. The full two-day schedule includes breed displays and a Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition!
Attention Horse People!!!
The Breeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park is looking for a few specific breeds of horses to be ambassadors for their breeds in the “Horses of the World Show” at our world-famous tourist attraction and equine competition facility!
The representatives must fit their breed standards, be sound and between the ages of 5 and 10, preferably geldings, and have no bad habits. The breeds we would like to add to the Breeds Barn include:
Horses in the Morning recently visited with Kentucky Horse Park executive director John Nicholson for their February 3rd edition of their daily radio show. Horses in the Morning airs weekdays and can be heard via www.horsesinthemorning.com, among other outlets.
To listen to this episode simply click this link: Horses in the Morning 2/3/2014.
Wellington Elementary School Students Exhibit Work to Celebrate the Year of the Horse
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2014) – Lexington’s Wellington Elementary School and the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park will be celebrating the Year of the Horse with a special exhibit, beginning Jan. 22. "Shodo: The Art of Japanese Brush Painting," will feature calligraphy created by the school’s third, fourth, and fifth grade students.
The 2014 Cincinnati Reds Caravan begins and ends at Great American Ball Park with an expanded route of 17 fan stops in five states with the addition of stops in Evansville, Ind., and Nashville, Tenn.
The kick off for this 3,000 mile journey over four days is Thursday, Jan. 23 from the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and ends on Sunday, Jan. 26 in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club. The Reds Caravan is presented by Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.
John Nicholson Oversaw Park During Greatest Period of Growth, Earning World-wide Recognition
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 15, 2014) – John Nicholson, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park since June 1, 1997, announced his retirement today, effective April 30. Nicholson is the longest-serving executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park in its 35-year history, and has served at its helm during its greatest period of growth – garnering world-wide recognition for the facility.
Road to the Horse International 2014 celebrates the 11th anniversary of the World Champion Colt Starting competition with the most extravagant competition yet in Lexington, Kentucky. Taking over the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, March 13-16, 2014, Road to the Horse is an exclusive horsemanship experience that combines valuable education and thrilling entertainment.
The Diamond Rings & Pretty Things Bridal Show, January 11 and 12 at the park’s Alltech Arena, is hosted by LexingtonBridalShows.com to help every bride, no matter their budget, to have a wonderful wedding day. The bridal show is set up to help brides with their planning and to guide them through the maze of caterers, florists, musicians, photographers, videographers and more.
Of all the equestrian sports out there, none of them are as FUN as mounted games. The US Mounted Games Association will hold a series of competitions at the park over three weekends this winter and spring, sure to delight participants and spectators alike with teams competing in relays named Bang-A-Balloon, Hi Lo, Hula Hoop, Socks and Buckets, Windsor Castle and others. The series will culminate in the US Mounted Games Bluegrass Open on April 5 and 6, 2014 in the beautiful Rolex Stadium.