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Cemetery Crawl: History and Mystery of the Kentucky Horse Park

Dates: 
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Description: 

How much do you really know about the Kentucky Horse Park? Are you thinking about equestrian events or the museums? Or perhaps you’re envisioning the miles of fencing and the picturesque landscaping dotted with hundreds of horses.

Do you think of duels? Or Native American attacks? Cholera or Civil War Generals?

Cemetery Crawl: History and Mystery of the Kentucky Horse Park will take you around the outskirts of the Kentucky Horse Park. Small family cemeteries, an 18th century home of an American Revolutionary War hero, and grounds famous for being some of the bloodiest will (hopefully) capture your attention while learning a little something along the way.

Call to reserve your spot today! Maybe the Lady of the Salyers House will join us as well.

Please call 859-259-4213 to reserve your place on this limited tour. Not recommended for children under 12, spaces are limited to 16 people per tour. Although walking is minimal, please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The tour will meet in front of the Visitor Center every Friday in October. As the tour will leave promptly at 5pm, plan to arrive fifteen minutes early. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children and students 12-17 years old.

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4213

Cemetery Crawl: History and Mystery of the Kentucky Horse Park

Dates: 
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Description: 

How much do you really know about the Kentucky Horse Park? Are you thinking about equestrian events or the museums? Or perhaps you’re envisioning the miles of fencing and the picturesque landscaping dotted with hundreds of horses.

Do you think of duels? Or Native American attacks? Cholera or Civil War Generals?

Cemetery Crawl: History and Mystery of the Kentucky Horse Park will take you around the outskirts of the Kentucky Horse Park. Small family cemeteries, an 18th century home of an American Revolutionary War hero, and grounds famous for being some of the bloodiest will (hopefully) capture your attention while learning a little something along the way.

Call to reserve your spot today! Maybe the Lady of the Salyers House will join us as well.

Please call 859-259-4213 to reserve your place on this limited tour. Not recommended for children under 12, spaces are limited to 16 people per tour. Although walking is minimal, please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The tour will meet in front of the Visitor Center every Friday in October. As the tour will leave promptly at 5pm, plan to arrive fifteen minutes early. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children and students 12-17 years old.

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
KY Horse Park
Phone: 
859-259-4213

Kentucky Horse Park Commission Meeting

Dates: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission will meet on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held in the Club Lounge (2nd floor of the Covered Arena) at the Kentucky Horse Park.

AGENDA:

Meeting of Kentucky Horse Park Commission

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

3:00 p.m. EST

Club Lounge, Second Floor of Covered Arena, Kentucky Horse Park

1.     Welcome and Call to Order from Chair – Tandy Patrick

2.     Welcome and Swearing-In of new Commissioners:  Abby Jones, Ted Kuster, Pam Blatz-Murff

3.     Approval of Minutes of September 21st Commission Meeting

  • Tab 1 – Minutes from September 21st Commission Meeting

4.     Update on USEF Headquarters – David Harris

5.     Report from Kentucky Horse Park Foundation – Laura Klumb

6.     Report from Kentucky Horse Park Museum – Bill Cooke

7.     Report from Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet – Don Parkinson, Regina Stivers

8.     Report from Chair – Tandy Patrick

  • Tab 2 – Minutes from October 12th and November 9th Executive Committee Meetings
  • Tab 3 – Summary of National Horse Center Tenants
  • Tab 4 – Summary of KHP Capital and Deferred Maintenance Projects

9.     Report from Executive Director -  Laura Prewitt

10.  Financial Report – David Norman and Bill Ferko (Chair of Finance Committee)

  • Tab 5 – Financial Statements:  Revenue & Expenses as of 11/30/2016

11.  Marketing Committee Report – Becky Jordan

12.  Strategic Planning Committee Report - Dr. Nancy Cox

13.  New business: 

  • Tab 6 – Proposed policy regarding loans/donations of horses

NEXT FULL COMMISSION MEETING:  FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017, 1:00 P.M. (LUNCH SERVED STARTING AT 12:00 NOON) IN ROLEX TOWER

RESOURCES:

  • Tab A – Kentucky Horse Park Commission Members
  • Tab B – Kentucky Horse Park Committee Roster
  • Tab C – 2017 Meeting Schedule
  • Tab D – Bylaws
Location: 
Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
KY Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Kentucky Horse Park Commission Meeting

Dates: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

There will be a Kentucky Horse Park Commission meeting held in the North Exhibit Hall, Room C of the Alltech Arena at 3:00 p.m.

Please note that due to a problem with the air conditioning in the Alltech Arena South Exhibit Hall, the Kentucky Horse Park Commission meeting has been moved upstairs to the Alltech Arena North Exhibit Hall, Room C. 

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Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
KY Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Veterans Day at the Kentucky Horse Park

Dates: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

In honor of Veterans Day, the Kentucky Horse Park is offering free admission to America’s veterans and current service men and women on Wednesday, November 11. Retired and active duty military personnel may present a valid military ID for complimentary family admission into the park. Parking is free. Thank you for your service!

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
KY Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Man o’ War – Isaac Murphy Memorial Rededication

Dates: 
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Event Description: 

Please join us on Thursday, October 22nd, at 2:00 pm for the rededication of the Man o’ War – Isaac Murphy Memorial. The event will include the unveiling of the new Isaac Burns Murphy tombstone and grave site, and the Kentucky’s African American Horsemen, and Isaac Burns Murphy interpretive panels.

Isaac Burns Murphy, one of the greatest jockeys racing has ever known and one of Kentucky’s most famous sons, will be honored with special activities focused on his life. On Thursday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m., the park will unveil a newly engraved headstone for Murphy, who is buried at the park, at the newly renamed Man o’ War – Isaac Burns Murphy Memorial, and pay tribute to this 19th century jockey and Kentucky’s African American horsemen. The event includes Dr. Pellom McDaniels, author of “The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy.”

At this event, the park will introduce new interpretive panels at the site - Isaac Burns Murphy and African Americans in Racing, Kentucky’s African American Horsemen - to share their important stories with future park visitors. Murphy’s panels include more accurate information that has recently become available after years of painstaking research by dedicated community leaders. There is no charge for admission. 

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Man o’ War – Isaac Murphy Memorial
Phone: 
(859) 259-4232
Email: 

No Fireworks Scheduled

Dates: 
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 9:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park will NOT have fireworks anywhere on the park on Thursday, July 9.  This was mentioned in error in a press release by the Lexington Fire Department listing activities for the 4th of July.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Phone: 
859-259-4200

Maker's Mark Secretariat Center's Family Fun Day

Dates: 
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Looking for wholesome family activity to celebrate the Fourth of July? Come out for our Family Fun Day event - kids of all ages are welcome! Patriotic themed activities include painting a horse shoe, dressing up like a jockey, taking a photo with the Secretariat statue, meeting our awesome adoptable Thoroughbreds, water sprinklers to stay cool, and more. Horse demonstrations throughout the day will showcase our retraining process. Tickets are $20 per family at the door and include all activities. Snacks and beverages will be available for an additional fee.

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Maker's Mark Secretariat Center
Phone: 
(859) 246-3080

Sips N’ Saddles Summer Celebration

Dates: 
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Description: 

The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center holds its Sips N’ Saddles summer celebration on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 6:00 - 9:00pm within the beautiful grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park.

Along with a live performance by country singer Mark Wills, guests will enjoy Kentucky Proud cuisine from Red State Barbeque, local wines, Kentucky ales, and a special drink from Maker’s Mark. Mad Scoops will be offering their custom Bourbon Ball flavored ice cream along with other classic flavors, cotton candy, and kettle corn.

Guests are welcome to explore the MMSC barn and meet our Thoroughbreds. Horses available for adoption will also demonstrate their newly learned skills in the arena. Fun outdoor games and a silent and live auction will be held in direct support of the horses’ needs. Ticket price is $100, 70% tax deductible, with all proceeds aiding the MMSC Thoroughbreds in their preparation for future careers and homes.  

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.secretariatcenter.org or call 859-246-3080.

Event Category: 
Hosted by: 
Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center
Phone: 
859-246-3080