Breyer Animal Creations, makers of the world’s most realistic and beautiful model horses launches its 26th annual festival for horse lovers and model horse collectors July 17-19, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. This fun, family-friendly festival celebrates the world of horses and especially, the real horses that inspire the Breyer models! Breyer marks its 65th anniversary this year and the iconic toy company’s biggest fan festival, BreyerFest, will bring more than 10,000 horse lovers and 200 guest horses from around the world to Lexington!
Kentucky Horse Park
Join us for the 26th annual BreyerFest on July 17-19, 2015 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Enjoy the largest Breyer fan festival with French twist!
BreyerFest is Breyer's annual flagship event with tons of fun for horse lovers of all ages! The weekend celebration is the intersection of the real horse world and the model horse hobby with spectacular equine entertainment, the largest model horse shows in the country, the horses that inspired our models, and thousands of families and fans for three fabulous days of horse play.
The country's top jumper riders will be returning to the Kentucky Horse Park to compete for top prizes during the 2015 Kentucky Summer Series. The series features four weeks of quality hunter/jumper events hosted by Kentucky Horse Shows LLC. The prize list and entry forms are posted at www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.
The big tent went up Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in preparation for the arrival of the AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall on Wednesday, July 8. By Thursday, July 9, American flags will line the route from the Kentucky Horse Park entrance to the Wall.
Volunteers will install the Traveling Wall early Thursday morning, July 9, to be ready for its first visitors at noon Thursday.
The wall’s visit to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), through a grant from the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund.
The opening ceremony for the Traveling Vietnam Wall on Friday, July 10, will also recognize one of Kentucky’s Medal of Honor recipients from the Vietnam War.
Don Jenkins, of Morgantown, will be recognized at the ceremony at 10 a.m. EDT Friday, July 10, while the American Veterans Traveling Tribute wall is on display at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Jenkins and Gary Littrell, who lives in Florida, are Kentucky’s two living Medal of Honor recipients from the Vietnam War.
During the coming week, July 8 to 12, the Kentucky Horse Park expects to experience heavier than normal traffic due to several special events scheduled to take place at the facility. In addition to two scheduled horse shows, the USMGA World Team Challenge, July 9-12, and the Champagne Run Horse Trials, July 10-12; the park will be hosting the much anticipated return of the Ichthus music festival to the Bluegrass, July 8-11, and the Traveling Vietnam Wall, July 9-12.
Fence Maintenance Costs will be Redirected to Key Operational Needs
The Kentucky Horse Park will soon be transitioning almost 30 miles of white plank fencing to black fencing. The white fencing has been in place since the iconic facility opened in 1978. The park is making this transition due to the economic and operational realities of maintaining white fencing versus black fencing.
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 Traveling Wall will be open to the public at the Kentucky Horse Park beginning at noon Thursday, July 9, and stay open 24 hours a day through 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12. The opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Friday, July 10.
Governor Steve Beshear will participate in the opening ceremony, which Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen also plans to attend.
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. The prize list and entry forms are posted at www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.