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Kentucky Horse Park Withdraws from Consideration for Hosting 2022 World Equestrian Games to Chart Its Own Course

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 13, 2017) – The Kentucky Horse Park Commission voted today to withdraw from consideration for hosting the ninth International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) World Equestrian Games, to be held in 2022.
Commission members expressed concerns regarding staging of the games and the potential conflict that hosting would create with the long-term goals of the Kentucky Horse Park, including limitations on potential Horse Park-generated revenue opportunities.

Special Meeting of Kentucky Horse Park Commission

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Lexington, Ky. (January 12, 2017) – The Kentucky Horse Park Commission will have a Special Meeting on Friday, January 13, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held at the Rolex Stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park. 

Special Meeting of Kentucky Horse Park Commission

Friday, January 13, 2017
3:00 p.m. EST
Hospitality Tower at the Rolex Stadium

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

KHP Public Visioning Session Notice

KY Horse Park entrance gate

Lexington, Ky. (January 3, 2017) – The Kentucky Horse Park Commission will host a Visioning Session on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 5:30 p.m. EST at the North Exhibit Hall of the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. This meeting is open to the public and will serve as an open forum to discuss ideas for the long-term growth of the Kentucky Horse Park.

Kentucky Horse Park One of Two Official Candidates for the 2022 FEI World Equestrian Games™

Kentucky Horse Park entrance

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) today announced Lexington, Kentucky and the Kentucky Horse Park as an official candidate to host the 2022 FEI World Equestrian Games™. The FEI has selected Lexington and Samorin, Slovakia as the final two Official Candidate Cities for its 2022 flagship Games.

The FEI World Equestrian Games™, which are held every four years, are comprised of competitions in all eight of the FEI disciplines. The disciplines are Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

Holiday Gift Ideas from the Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 29, 2016) – The Kentucky Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage is encouraging Kentuckians to give a gift with a Kentucky theme this holiday season.

“The holidays are a perfect time to give gifts made in Kentucky to friends and family,” said Don Parkinson, Secretary of the Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage. “Throughout the state, shops feature uniquely Kentucky gifts from books, food, artwork, performances and more.”

Southern Lights Featured in Article

Southern Lights and Man o' War memorial statue

A recent article written by Tanya J. Tyler for the Lexington Herald-Leader points out that the Kentucky Horse Park's Southern Lights event is a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.The event began over 20 years ago and is open nightly through the end of the year.

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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 ( 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.

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Southern Lights Holiday Festival Returns to the Bluegrass

Family-Favorite Event Runs Nov. 18-Dec. 31 at the Kentucky Horse Park

The 23rd annual Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Nov. 18-Dec. 31. A holiday tradition for many families, more than 125,000 individuals in more than 30,000 vehicles attend Southern Lights annually from Kentucky and beyond, making Southern Lights a premier holiday event in the region and nation.  

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.