- Kentucky Horse Park
The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm and an educational theme park opened in 1978 in
Lexington, Kentucky. It is located off of KY 1973 (Iron Works Pike) and Interstate 75in northern Fayette County in the United States. The equestrian facility is a convert|1200|acre|km2|sing=on park dedicated to "man's relationship with the horse." Open to the public, the Park has a twice daily Parade of Breeds, showcasing both common and rare horses from across the globe. The horses are ridden in authentic costume. Each year the Park is host to a number of special events and horse shows.
Beginning with the 1985 arrival of John Henry, Horse of the Decade for the 1980s and the top money-winning
thoroughbredgelding in racing history, the Kentucky Horse Park has been a retirement home for some of the world's greatest competition horses. With the exception of a few months in 1986, John Henry lived at the park until his death in 2007, alongside other racing greats such as 1970s champions Foregoand Bold Forbes, and current residents Cigar, voted Horse of the Decade for the 1990s, and Da Hoss, the first of only two thoroughbreds to win Breeders' Cupraces in non-consecutive years.
Besides thoroughbred horses,
standardbredgreats such as Western Dreamer, Cam Fellaand Rambling Williehave made the Kentucky Horse Park their home, as well as 5-gaited Saddlebredgelding CH Gypsy Supreme and late champions CH Imperator and CH Sky Watch.
National Horse Center
The Kentucky Horse Park also contains the National Horse Center, headquarters for several organizations including:
*American Association of Equine Practitioners
*American Farrier's Association
*American Hackney Horse Society
*American Hanoverian Society
*American Saddlebred Horse Association
*Carriage Association of America
*Kentucky Horse Racing Authority
*Equestrian Events, Inc.
United States Hunter/Jumper Association
United States Dressage Federation
United States Equestrian Federation
*United States Pony Clubs, Inc.
Rolex Kentucky 3 Day EventApril 23 - April 27This is where olympic level Riders compete in 5 days. On the first day there is a horse inspection. On the second in third day there is dressage. on the fourth day is cross-country. And wrapping up the competition on the fifth day is show jumping.
2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
On December 6, 2005, it was announced the Lexington and Kentucky Horse Park will host the
2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Gamesin September and October. The 2010 games will mark the first time the games have been held outside of Europe. The games will include eight Olympic-level world championships that have never been held outside of Europe, and is expected to attract an estimated 500,000 visitors and $100 million into the state's economy.
As part of the games, several improvements are slated.
* A new $36 million indoor arena that was approved in 2006 by the legislature.Jordan, Jim. "$38 million urged for Horse Park." Herald-Leader [Lexington] 2 Feb. 2007. 2 Feb. 2007 [http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/local/16603769.htm] .]
* Enhancements to the arena's sound system.
* A resort hotel that would be constructed near the park. Bids from private developers have been received and are currently under review.
February 1, 2007, Governor Ernie Fletcherannounced that he will seek an additional $38.3 million in improvements to the park in preparation for the games and other major horse events. Included in his address to the 2007 General Assembly will include,
* $24 million for a new outdoor stadium that would feature 10,075 permanent seats but could be expanded to 30,325 temporarily for major events.
* $4 million for an additional convert|21000|sqft|m2|abbr=on. of exhibition space for vendors.
* $10.3 million for roadway improvements inside the park that would give the facility a second entrance via the campground. A wide loop road would be constructed so that events could be held on both sides of the horse park.
The new outdoor stadium and additional exhibition space, costing $28 million, would be financed with 20-year bonds. The roadway improvements, at $10.3 million within the park would come from the state highway fund. The resort hotel would be constructed and financed without state funds.
Although the park is owned by the state government, it is administered separately from the the state park system.
* [http://www.kyhorsepark.com/ Official site of the Kentucky Horse Park]
* [http://www.nostalgiaville.com/travel/Kentucky/horsefarm/ky%20horse%20farm.htm Kentucky Horse Park full history and large collection of photos]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Kentucky Horse Park Arboretum — The Kentucky Horse Park Arboretum is a newly certified arboretum located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. An admission fee is charged for the Horse Park. Guided tours of the arboretum… … Wikipedia
Georgia International Horse Park — The Georgia International Horse Park (referred to by locals as The Horse Park) is located in Conyers, Georgia, 30 miles (50 km) east of Atlanta.HistoryDue to the growth of Rockdale County, Georgia in the late 1980s, the county was looking to… … Wikipedia
Kentucky Monthly — is a general interest magazine about the U.S. state of Kentucky and Kentuckians. Founded in 1998 by Stephen M. Vest [http://www.kentuckymonthly.com/vested.html] , publisher, [Michael Embry] [http://www.michaelembry.com/] , editor, and business… … Wikipedia
Kentucky Derby Festival — Thunder Over Louisville Date(s) The two weeks prior to the Kentucky Derby Location(s) Louisville, Kentucky, United S … Wikipedia
Kentucky locations by per capita income — Kentucky is the fortieth richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $18,093 (2000). Kentucky Places by Per Capita Income # Mockingbird Valley, Kentucky ndash; $134,745 # Glenview, Kentucky ndash; $85,094 # Rolling… … Wikipedia
Kentucky Down Under — is an Australia themed animal park located in Horse Cave, Kentucky, United States. History In 1990, the park was opened by Bill and Judy Austin to the public. Judy, a native Australian, was working as a physical therapist on the island, while… … Wikipedia
Kentucky Downs — is a Thoroughbred horse racing track located on the border between Kentucky and Tennessee, near the city of Franklin and just off Interstate 65. It is unique among American tracks in that it is a European style course its surface is all turf… … Wikipedia
Horse Cave Motel — (Horse Cave,США) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: 319 South Dixie Street … Каталог отелей
Kentucky — This article is about the Commonwealth of Kentucky. For other uses, see Kentucky (disambiguation). Commonwealth of Kentucky … Wikipedia
Kentucky — Kentuckian, adj., n. /keuhn tuk ee/, n. 1. a state in the E central United States. 3,661,433; 40,395 sq. mi. (104,625 sq. km). Cap.: Frankfort. Abbr.: KY (for use with zip code), Ken., Ky. 2. a river flowing NW from E Kentucky to the Ohio River.… … Universalium