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Sand Sculpture Jumps Make Debut and Prize Money Nears Half a Million Dollars

Team Sandtastic of Sarasota, FL, under the direction of course designers Bobby Murphy and Danny Moore create incredible sand sculpture jumps for the 2016 USHJA International Hunter Derby.

Championship Week will feature the USHJA Pre-Green Incentive and International Hunter Derby Championships

The 2016 USHJA Pre-Green Incentive Championship and International Hunter Derby Championship kick off this week at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, with a record amount of prize money to be offered across the two Championships and first-of-their-kind sand sculpture jumps to be used in a unique Derby course design.

Storyteller Named Grand Champion at 2016 US Hunter Pony Championship presented by Sallee Horse Vans, Woodlands Stevie Ray Collects Medium Regular Hunter Pony Champion Honors

The US Hunter Pony Championships presented by Sallee Horse Vans came to a close on Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park. Medium Regular Hunter Ponies went to task in the Walnut Arena in their Over Fences phase to determine the 2016 Champion. Natalie Jayne and Woodlands Stevie Ray emerged victorious on Saturday afternoon, but it was Wednesday's Large Regular Hunter Pony champion, Storyteller, that proved unbeatable as he was named the Grand Champion Hunter Pony of the 2016 US Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm.

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.

LexGo Spotlights Jonathan Butler Jazz Fest Show

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LexGo recently published a feature titled "From ‘Free’ to Faith: Jonathan Butler Follows His Jazz Heart" about the artist's upcoming show at the Kentucky Horse Park campground during the ninth annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest. The show is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 13.

Follow the link below to read the full article:
http://www.kentucky.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article95013307.html

Fayette County Public Schools Pep Rally at KHP

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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

Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Statement regarding 2018 World Equestrian Games

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After learning Bromont was unable to host the World Equestrian Games in 2018, the Kentucky Horse Park and the Cabinet of Tourism, Arts and Heritage immediately reached out to event sponsors and analyzed the benefits and disadvantages of hosting the World Equestrian Games in 2018.

Equus Magazine Highlights IMH Exhibit

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Equus Magazine's website recently published a feature about equine-related art available to be viewed in museums this summer. Among other things, Fran Jurga's article spotlights the International Museum of the Horse and its exhibit "Losing Ground: The Greatest Threat."

Follow the link below to read the full article:
http://equusmagazine.com/blog/horses-equine-art-history-culture-museums-53623

Horse Trotting Blog

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Horse Trotting recently published a blog post about "The Mechanical Horse" at the Kentucky Horse Park. The life-sized stainless steel horse sculpture was created by Adrian Landon and is currently on loan at the park, via the International Museum of the Horse.

Follow the link below to read the full article:
https://horsetrotting.net/2016/07/25/travel-lexington-the-mechanical-horse