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KY Horse Park Receives Praise for Quality Footing

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A recent article written by Nancy Jaffer for FEI (http://www.fei.org) reveals how impressed and pleased riders and officials were with the footing at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena for the recent $250,000 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Lexington event.

Follow the link below to read the full article:
http://www.fei.org/stories/fantastic-footing-at-lexington

CP National Horse Show staging 5K run/walk event to benefit MiracleFeet at Kentucky Horse Park

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Equestrians won’t be the only ones competing during the CP National Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park. This year a 5K race will be held concurrently to raise funds for MiracleFeet, an organization that seeks to eradicate untreated clubfoot.

The Miles for MiracleFeet 5K presented by the CP National Horse Show and Suncast Commercial will take place on Nov. 5, the final Saturday of the horse show. Participants may designate themselves as “run” or “run/walk.” All donations and a portion of each registration fee will be donated to the non-profit MiracleFeet.

Doloff and Wishlea Star Dasher Earn 2016 Individual Championship in the US Pony Jumper National Championships

Bailey Doloff and Wishlea Star Dasher  (Shawn McMillen Photography)

The 2016 US Pony Jumper National Championships, held as part of the US Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, came to an exciting conclusion on Saturday night with Individual titles up for grabs. Sixteen combinations came back to jump a fourth round over Jasen Shelley's challenging course, with combinations producing their best performances of the week.

Ten Clear in Individual Phase I of US Pony Jumper National Championships

Genevieve Munson and Bluebelle, one of the 10 clear combinations | Photo Copyright Shawn McMillen Photography

The US Pony Jumper National Championships got underway Thursday evening in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The riders and their ponies competed in the Welcome Class, which served as Phase I of the Individual Championship. In the class, competitors with clean rounds or equal faults remain equal. Ten of the 32 combinations went clear over Jasen Shelley’s solid course, setting the stage for an exciting championship.

Competition continues at 4:30 p.m. ET Friday with the Team Championship, which will also serve as Phase II of the Individual Championship.

Fayette County Public Schools Pep Rally at KHP

FCPS teacher pep rally

The Alltech Arena was the ONLY site for the largest and most exciting pep rally of the year for the Fayette County Public Schools!

Thousands of teachers and administrators celebrated the opening day of the 2016 school year with an “All In!” commitment to making this the best school year ever!

The Kentucky Horse Park thanks everyone for allowing us to participate and we also pledge to be “All In!” to making this the best year ever for Fayette Co. students!

KHP photos courtesy of James Shambhu

Lane Report Highlights Positive Economic Impact of KHP

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The Lane Report recently published a feature titled "Equestrian Facilities, Economic Impact" about the Kentucky Horse Park's facilities and how they are used throughout the year to stage events and entertain guests.

Follow the link below to read the full article:
http://www.lanereport.com/66259/2016/08/equestrian-facilities-economic-impact/

Lexington Herald-Leader Features EAGALA Event at KHP

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Founded in 1999, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) is an international nonprofit association for professionals incorporating horses to address mental health and personal development needs. Janet Patton of the Lexington Herald-Leader recently featured EAGALA's horse park event in a newspaper feature.

Read the full article here:
http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article69241077.html

Third Annual Cowboy Up For A Cure Rodeo

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The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo will take its third ride at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7pm.

Gates open at 6pm, with a variety of activities planned for the whole family. WBUL will be providing live entertainment while families can visit the inflatable village, face painting booths, roping and riding demonstrations andany one of our 15 vendor sponsors.

Award-winning, professional rodeo entertainment will be provided again this year by 3 Bar J Rodeo of Union City, Indiana.

USEF Career Fair to Be Held in Conjunction with IHSA Nationals

United States Equestrian Federation

The United States Equestrian Federation will host a career fair Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association's (IHSA) National Championships. The IHSA National Champions will host over 500 college equestrians and their coaches, families, and friends. The career fair is an opportunity for students to be introduced to successful businesses within the equine industry and create avenues for relationships, internships, and career connections.