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Laura S. Prewitt Named Executive Director of Kentucky Horse Park

Laura Prewitt

The Kentucky Horse Park Commission today selected Laura Prewitt to serve as the Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park.

“We believe that Laura’s expertise in strategic planning, media and PR, human resources, management, and business development, coupled with her lifelong involvement in the horse industry in Kentucky, makes her uniquely qualified to serve as the Executive Director of the Horse Park,” said Tandy Patrick, Chair of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission, “the Commission is energized and enthusiastic about the future, and we look forward to Laura’s leadership.”

Lexington Herald-Leader Features EAGALA Event at KHP


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.

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Funny Cide and Ronan Cunningham Featured by

Funny Cide with Ronan Cunningham

Funny Cide, one of the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions stars, shares the spotlight with equine operations director Ronan Cunningham in a recent feature by, which is an online newspaper in Kentucky committed to local news, information, and interesting stories. Photo by Kathy Vespaziani

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Paulick Report Features Thoroughbred Makeover

Paulick Report, Thoroughbred Makeover, Retired Racehorse Project

The Paulick Report recently published an article giving a detailed look at "The Magic of the Thoroughbred Makeover." The feature, written by Jen Roytz, details last year's event and also provides some information on Thoroughbred Makeover 2016.

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Horse Park Wedding Featured in Kentucky Bride Magazine

Kentucky Bride Magazine

The Kentucky Horse Park makes a fantastic wedding venue, and Kentucky Bride Magazine recently ran a nice feature on a wedding that was held here at the park earlier in the year.

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Please Support Toys for Tots this Holiday Season

Toys for Tots logo

Southern Lights and the Kentucky Horse Park are supporting the US Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots toy drive this year. Collection boxes are set up under the Christmas tree in the park’s Visitor Center through Wednesday, December 16. If you visit Southern Lights, or your office makes charity plans for the season, please consider contributing a toy to the Toys for Tots campaign to make the holidays brighter for children in our community! Learn more about this wonderful program at or at 859/537-2774.

Travel Tails Features Southern Lights at KHP

Denise and Henri of Travel Tails

Travel Tails is a travel blog created and maintained by Denise Holmes. With her trusty dog, Henri, Holmes travels and reports on new places she discovers. In a recent post about holiday light displays across the country, she lists Southern Lights as one of the favorites.

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Exciting New Kentucky Horse Park Facilities And Events Video

With special thanks to our friends at VisitLEX, we now have a wonderful video that highlights the horse park, as well as Lexington's vast beauty and abundant accommodations.

Founded in 1978, the Kentucky Horse Park is a 1,200 acre facility that operates as a working farm and international competition facility. The Rolex Stadium and the climate-controlled Alltech Arena are home to a variety of equine events throughout the year.