Kentucky Horse Park

Governor Matt Bevin Announces Kentucky Horse Park Appointments

Governor Matt Bevin today announced six new members to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission and a revamped commission structure.

The reorganization of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission reduces the size of the board from seventeen to fifteen. It also increases the required number of members involved in the equine industry from two to four and required members involved in the tourism or commerce industry from two to four.  The reorganized commission brings in the appropriate combination of members with institutional knowledge and members with new ideas.

Kentucky Horse Park Commission Special Meeting Announcement

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The Kentucky Horse Park Commission will meet Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The meeting will be held in the Club Lounge on the second floor of the Covered Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The agenda is as follows:

I.    Swearing in of New Commission Members.
II.    Call to Order; determination of Quorum with eight (8) or more members of the Commission. 
III.    Ratification/Approval of Special Meeting.
IV.    New Business:

Kentucky Horse Park Beginner Youth Riding Camp

Enroll in the Kentucky Horse Park Beginner Youth Riding Camp today!

Youth Riders will expand their equine knowledge and skills while having fun in a safe environment. Camps will be from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Early arrival and late pick-up times are available for an additional fee. Rider’s ages 10-16 and weighing less than 200 lbs. are welcome to register. The session is limited to 10 available spots.

Camp Details

Camp will be filled with activities such as:

THE 2016 EGYPTIAN EVENT: CELEBRATING THE HORSE WITHOUT BORDERS - THE EGYPTIAN ARABIAN, A GLOBAL AMBASSADOR

The Pyramid Society

The 36th Annual Egyptian Event will be held June 7-11, 2016 at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, and will celebrate the international role that Egyptian Arabian horses have played throughout recent history. 

Attendees from over 15 countries throughout North & South America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia travel to Lexington each year to enjoy the Event’s world-class competition, festivities, educational activities, camaraderie and of course, the world’s most beautiful horses.

Drive-Thru Wagering for Ky Oaks and Ky Derby

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Avoid the traffic on Versailles Road and beat the crowds to place your Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby bets with our advanced wagering options at the Kentucky Horse Park, conveniently located on Iron Works Pike off of Interstate 75, Exit 120, on the north side of Lexington between Georgetown Road and Newtown Pike. Six drive-thru wagering windows will open on both days, immediately within the main entrance gate of the park. Neither parking nor park admission is required.

Jung Wins Second Consecutive Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Land Rover

Michael Jung at Rolex KY Three-Day Event 2016

Michael Jung of Germany became the second rider to win the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Rolex, on the same horse in two consecutive years by riding Fischerrocana FST to a 13.3-point victory. His winning score (39.2) easily bested Lauren Kieffer on Veronica (52.5) and Maya Black on Doesn't Play Fair (53.9).
In addition to the iconic Rolex watch that goes to the winner, Jung will take home first prize of $110,000.

Message for Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Patrons with PINK Parking Permits

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Please consider this helpful parking tip for Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event patrons with pink parking permits: Due to heavy traffic and limited access from Iron Works Pike (no left turn into “Pink Parking Location”), we suggest pink parking permit holders follow Newtown Pike (KY922) to Iron Works and then westbound to the Kentucky Horse Park, then follow the signs to turn right into the “Pink Parking Location."

Have a great event!

Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Riders Brighten Patients' Day At Kentucky Children's Hospital

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Four riders who'll be competing in the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover, spent Tuesday afternoon visiting with children undergoing treatment at the Kentucky Children's Hospital in Lexington.

"Rolex Kentucky" returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on April 28-May 1. Prior to the start of competition, eventers Doug Payne, Jessica Payne, Lauren Kieffer and Allie Knowles, met with the young patients at the children's hospital to bring them souvenirs from the event.

Eventing Nation Spotlights Bruce Davidson's Role in Rolex History

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The Kentucky Horse Park was mentioned in conjunction with Eventing Nation's Bruce Davidson feature titled "Rolex History: How Bruce Davidson Invented America’s Four-Star Event."

To read the full article, please follow this link:
http://eventingnation.com/rolex-history-how-bruce-davidson-invented-americas-four-star-event/