Thousands of Dogs will Visit the Kentucky Horse Park this Summer!
LEXINGTON, KY (April 16, 2007) The Kentucky Horse Park is the place to be for dog lovers this summer, as literally thousands of dogs representing nearly every breed in the world will gather at the park to at various times to compete in national, regional and local shows. Quite a few dogs and puppies will also be available for adoption to new homes:
Adoptable Dogs at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, from the Lexington Humane Society, Apr 26-29, 859-233-0044 (included with Rolex admission). Doggie Day Care also available.
Terrier Races at the High Hope Steeplechase, May 20, 859-967-9444 (included with steeplechase admission).
Adoptable Greyhounds at the High Hope Steeplechase, from Shamrock Greyhound Placement, May 20 (and at the Maker?s Mark Secretariat Center May 26), 502-241-3140 (included with steeplechase admission).
Toto Casting Call at the High Hope Steeplechase, to raise money for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, May 20, 623-810-2090 (included with Steeplechase admission) see if your terrier can play the role of Toto at a Wizard of Oz-themed fundraiser!
Adoptable Dogs, Cats and Thoroughbreds at the Maker?s Mark Secretariat Center, from rescue organizations, May 26, 859-246-3080 (free of charge or included with park admission) for Adoption Day.
Adoptable Greyhounds at the Maker?s Mark Secretariat Center, from Shamrock Greyhound Placement, May 26, 502-241-3140 (free and/or included with park admission) for Adoption Day.
Ohio Valley Stock Dog Trials, Jun 2-3, 859-362-4574 (included with park admission). Watch some of the best herding dogs in the region as they perform intricate maneuvers to move sheep from one place to another. Remember the movie, ?Babe??
Saluki Club of America National Specialty Dog Show, during the Egyptian Event, Jun 5-9, 732-745-3623 (included with park admission).
German Shepherd Dog Show, Jun 17, 859-621-8944 (included with park admission).
Dog Agility Demonstrations at BreyerFest, Jul 20-22, 973-694-5006 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 973-694-5006 end_of_the_skype_highlighting (included with BreyerFest or park admission).
Bluegrass Classic Dog Show, the region?s largest dog show, Aug 30-Sept 2, 513-831-4222 (included with park admission).
English Springer Spaniel Show, Sep 30-Oct 6, 972-962-8941 (included with park admission).
Most of the shows are included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park unless otherwise noted above. For more information, call the numbers associated with each show.
Park Hours and Rates: From March 15 through October 31, the park is open seven days a week. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children 7-12. Children six and under are always admitted free of charge. Admission includes the International Museum of the Horse ? In Association with the Smithsonian Institution - and the American Saddlebred Museum.