The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation joins equestrian enthusiasts from around the world in mourning the loss of beloved racehorse Cigar. This great champion’s legacy and impact are truly immeasurable, and the Hall of Champions here at the Kentucky Horse Park will never be the same. The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has established a Cigar Memorial Fund and is honored to accept memorial gifts in Cigar’s name. Proceeds from the Cigar Memorial Fund will be used towards a statue and landscaping surrounding Cigar’s grave.
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Kentucky Horse Park Mourns Loss of Incomparable, Invincible, ‘Unbeatable’ Horse
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2014) – Thoroughbred champion Cigar died last evening, Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital from complications following surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck. Foaled April 18, 1990, the Hall of Fame horse and longtime visitor favorite at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Hall of Champions was 24.
The Blood-Horse recently caught up with Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide at the park's Hall of Champions.
Check out the video by clicking the link below:
The following farewell letter from John Nicholson has been published in the 2014 edition of the Kentucky Horse Park Discover Horses magazine, and is being shared with you out of courtesy as John nears retirement as the park’s Executive Director on April 30. Please join us in celebrating 17 successful years. What an incredible tenure!
Gene Carter is being featured on the Kentucky Personnel website today in recognition for his lifetime of work with horses here in Kentucky. Over the course of his 87 years, he has experienced so much within the equine business and serves as a human encyclopedia of knowledge.
Here at KHP, we are grateful for his contributions and encourage everyone to enjoy our own Robin Bush's article in full to find out more about Gene and his wonderful story.
John Nicholson, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park since June 1, 1997, announced his retirement on January 15th, and that announcement has been in the news with multiple outlets, including this recent segment of BizLexChat.
Check out the show, as Alan Lytle and Erik Carlson discuss Nicholson's accomplishments and what this will mean for the park.
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.
The Kentucky Horse Park is currently soliciting a response for naming and/or advertising rights, product placement and/or financial considerations at the Covered Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in return for significant advertising opportunities with the Kentucky Horse Park.
Responses shall be delivered by 11:30 a.m. (EST), Friday, December 20, 2013 to:
Facility Naming and Advertising Rights
c/o John Nicholson, Executive Director
Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington KY 40511
Park Honored in Top 25 United States Amusement Parks and Water Parks Category for 2013
The Kentucky Horse Park has been chosen as an overall winner in the Top 25 Amusement Parks and Water Parks in the United States category by TripAdvisor in its 2013 Travelers’ Choice® awards for attractions. One of the world’s largest travel sites, TripAdvisor has established itself as one of the most important for travel information among consumers due to its platform of posting unbiased reviews of real travelers.