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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.

To read the full article, please follow this link:
http://www.paulickreport.com/features/aftercare-spotlight/the-magic-of-the-thoroughbred-makeover/

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.

To read the full article, please follow the link below:
http://www.kentuckybridemagazine.com/2015/12/17/laura-brocks-horse-park-wedding/

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 www.toysfortots.org 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.

Follow the link to read the full blog post:
http://traveltails.net/light-it-up

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.

Statue of Cigar unveiled at the Kentucky Horse Park during the CP National Horse Show

Cigar's jockey Jerry Bailey, Bill Mott,Cigar's trainer and sculptor Douwe Blumberg

Budweiser Clydesdale attends ceremony to honor champion

"Incomparable, invincible, unbeatable" reads the inscription on a bronze statue of the champion Thoroughbred racehorse Cigar that was unveiled Tuesday during the CP National Horse Show. Memories shared by speakers including Cigar's jockey, Jerry Bailey, and his trainer, Bill Mott and others showed that the words on the statue describe the horse perfectly.

USA Today Covers Lexington for Breeders' Cup, Recommends KHP

With the Breeders' Cup taking place in Lexington in 2015, USA Today published an article about the city and its many attractions. The Kentucky Horse Park leads its "Don't Miss" section of recommendations.

To read the full article, please follow the link below:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2015/10/23/lexington-gallops-into-breeders-cup-spotlight/74399918/

KHP Makes Herald-Leader's List of 10 Lexington Places to Visit

In preparation for the Breeders' Cup, the Lexington Herald-Leader recently posted its top ten places to visit while in Lexington, and the Kentucky Horse Park made the list, among many other deserving candidates.

Please click the link to read the full article:
http://www.kentucky.com/2015/09/28/4060717_10-places-to-visit-while-youre.html

USEF Launches Elite Training Center Designation Program

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the creation of the USEF Elite Training Center Designation Program. The program will, initially, allow venue owners, who have hosted at least one USEF sanctioned team, developing rider or horse training session within the last year, in one of the nine disciplines that the USEF runs programs for developing and preparing teams to compete internationally, to apply for their venue for Elite Training Center status.

Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day

Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day is a day to celebrate and promote Kentucky's Horse Industry.

The horse industry in Kentucky generates 80,000 - 100,000 in direct and indirect jobs, and impacts our economy by an estimated 8 billion dollars! 

In celebration of the horse, Kentuckians flock to the Kentucky Horse Park on Hats Off Day for a free day of family fun and an opportunity to learn more about horses and the amazing things they do for our great state!