Contact: Charlene Mingus FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UK Healthcare’s Bluegrass International Cup at Polo in the Park
Benefiting Bluegrass Conservancy & The Fayette Alliance
May 19, 2011 – Lexington, KY
The location of the 5th annual Bluegrass International Cup at Polo in the Park presented by UK Healthcare has changed. It will now be held at the Kentucky Horse Park’s renowned John Henry field. The eventwill still be held on Saturday, July 16, 2011. The Bluegrass International Cup at Polo in the Park benefits the crucial efforts of Bluegrass Conservancy and the Fayette Alliance. Main tent patrons enjoy a delicious dinner by Dupree Catering and drinks as they watch an exciting polo match between Team U.S.A. and Team South Africa. While tailgaters get a front row view of the polo match from the limited availability tailgating spots. Tailgaters should bring their own food and drink, as well as, blankets and chairs so they can stretch their feet out in the lawn. After the match, tailgaters are invited to join the main tent for an evening of dancing to the sensational beats of 24/7. Tickets are now available. Please visit PoloBenefit.com or call 859-255-4552 for more information or to purchase tickets.
Last year, over 800 guests enjoyed a fantastic evening of professional polo between South Africa and the United States, delicious food, and dancing. This year, over 1,000 guests are expected to enjoy the same good cheer and unique field sport while supporting farmland preservation and the work of Bluegrass Conservancy and The Fayette Alliance.
Founded in 1995, Bluegrass Conservancy is a private, nonprofit land trust working to protect the Inner Bluegrass Region of Kentucky through land conservation for future generations. We encourage the preservation of these lands through the use of conservation easements for agricultural viability, natural habitat, rural heritage, and scenic open space. Our service area includes but is not limited to Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Scott, and Woodford counties. Conservation easements are voluntary legal agreements between a landowner and a qualified land trust such as Bluegrass Conservancy. These flexible agreements are tailored to the landowner’s objectives and property in order to preserve the land for agriculture and/or other open space activities in perpetuity, thereby protecting the land’s conservation values. A landowner donating a conservation easement to Bluegrass Conservancy may be eligible for significant income tax and estate tax savings. Our land trust currently holds 74 conservation easements permanently protecting 11,279 acres.
The Fayette Alliance is Lexington’s ONLY land-use advocacy organization that regularly educates and lobbies local government for a sustainable Lexington that benefits all of us. We believe that preserving and promoting our signature Bluegrass landscape and its related agricultural industries, creating a dynamic and equitable city through responsible development, and improving our infrastructure and environment are key to achieving success here in Lexington-Fayette County. We are an alliance of citizens from the entire community. As a united voice for sustainable growth, we only weigh-in on those land-use issues that have countywide significance. Together we chart our future, and positively impact local zoning and policy decisions—the very building blocks of our community.
To learn more about these organizations, please visit www.bluegrassconservancy.org and www.fayettealliance.com.
Carriage Association of America To Host a “Driving Show and More”
The Carriage Association of America (CAA) is pleased to announce the first CAA Carriage Classic, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, July 1–3. The event, which will take place mostly in the Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, will be part pleasure-driving show and part mini-Conference.
Participants and spectators alike will all find something to see, do, and enjoy at this year’s inaugural CAA Carriage Classic.
The pleasure-driving-show portion of the event will feature the standard pleasure-driving classes and a several “just for fun” classes, in a variety of divisions. The prize list for the show is available now, and entries close on May 15. You can download the prize list at www.caaonline.com (click on Calendar of Events), or you can contact the CAA office for a copy (call 859-231-0971, send a fax to 859-231-0973, or write to
The event will also feature pleasure drives throughout the Horse Park (for those entered in the pleasure-driving show, or not), lectures, and social activities usually associated with a full CAA Conference. Also in the works are a few special events, such as an antique car show. More details on this portion of the event will be posted at www.caaonline.com as they become available.
The CAA was founded in 1960 and is the oldest and largest international organization devoted to the preservation and restoration of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs. The CAA has more than 3,000 members in all 50 states and in 40 other countries.
For more information on the Carriage Association of America or to join, visit www.caaonline.com, write to
Join us the Kentucky Horse Park Campground this weekend for lots of activities!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Sunday, July 310am-3pm Kentucky Blood Center Blood Drive (Campground store parking lot)
Photo by Michal Zacharzewski
Next week the the park will be filled with Quarter Horses during the Mid-East Kentucky Quarter Horse Association's Bluegrass Classic, June 23-26.
This AQHA and KyQHA-approved show will begin at 7:30 each morning and go throughout the day, with an exhibitors' party Friday and Saturday nights.
Included with park admission.
For more information go to www.KyQHA.com.
Photo courtesy of AQHA.
CAA Carriage Classic Weekend Makes Its Debut at the Kentucky Horse Park Whether you’re a carriage driver, a driving enthusiast, or completely new to carriage driving, you’ll find something to enjoy at the Carriage Association of America’s (CAA) first CAA Carriage Classic Weekend. The event—a pleasure-driving show plus a mini-Conference—will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, July 1–3, 2011.
June 9 - 12, Kentucky Horse Park CampgroundFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: AnnaMarie Cornett859-253-0806
LEXINGTON, KY - For the 38th consecutive year, the biggest names in bluegrass will converge at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground in Lexington, KY for the oldest family-run bluegrass festival in the country, the Festival of the Bluegrass.
Started in 1974 by Bob and Jean Cornett, this event is attended by thousands and is the crown jewel of bluegrass festivals in the Bluegrass. At its heart, the mission of the Festival of the Bluegrass is to maintain the roots of Bluegrass music in Kentucky and to honor the community spirit of evenings spent on front porches throughout Appalachia. That same spirit can be found in “villages” around the campground as music spills beyond the stage to individual camp sites.The music begins at 7:00 on Thursday, June 9 and concludes with a gospel show on the morning of Sunday, June 12. On the days in between, music begins at 1pm and runs until after midnight.
The familiar faces of The Seldom Scene and Mountain Heart will be there, joined by firsttimers the Dixie Bee Liners and Steep Canyon Rangers. We’re also excited to welcome back Town Mountain for their second Festival of the Bluegrass performance. Tickets for this family-friendly event run between $15 for the day to $95 for the entire weekend, with an extra $20 per ticket to camp.
Find out more at www.festivalofthebluegrass.com,
by calling 859-253-0806.
Note to editors: If you would like additional information or to sit down for an interview, please contact AnnaMarie Cornett at 859-327-0473 or
Full line up of bands:Steep Canyon RangersTown MountainKatie Penn & New TownIIIrd Tyme OutDixie Bee-LinersLonesome River BandJoe Mullins & the Radio RamblersKentucky BlueSeldom SceneMountain HeartNothin FancyJD Crowe & the New SouthDry Branch Fire SquadContinental DivideDriving RainBluegrass CollectiveBlind Corn Liquor PickersThe Grass Stains
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Submitted by The Pyramid Society
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Since its inception in 1981, the Egyptian Event has been revered as the world's premier showcase for Egyptian Arabian horses. This year, The Pyramid Society will host the Egyptian Event June 7-11, 2011, with the theme “The Egyptian Arabian
The KDA Spring Warm-Up Show May 26-27, and the KDA 25th Annual Dressage Show, May 28-29, at the Kentucky Horse Park in the Dressage Complex, will have a record total of 1,092 rides over the four days.
Alltech National Horse Show Unveils Huge Prize Money for Debut at Kentucky Horse Park
Written by: Kenneth KrausClient: Alltech National Horse ShowRelease Date: 2011-05-11
$250,000 Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix to be featured on Saturday Night.
Who: Hall of Fame Jockey and founder/director of the North American Racing Academy (NARA) Chris McCarron; leading Thoroughbred and steeplechase owner Ken Ramsey; Remi Bellocq, chairperson of the High Hope Steeplechase Committee
What: A press conference announcing the return of High Hope Steeplechase on May 22, 2011, following a one-year hiatus to accommodate the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.