Join us this weekend for Cherokee based dancing, drumming, singing, Native American food, crafts, demonstrations, exhibits, and story telling.
10am 'til 9am Saturday, June 23 and 10am 'til 5pm Sunday, June 24 in the Kentucky Horse Park Campground. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12.
CANCELLED - To be rescheduled
June 19, 2012, Lexington, KY - Barn and stable fires claim horses lives. • 22 show horses killed in New York barn fire - January 2012 • 27 horses perished in a barn fire in Michigan - February 2012 • 6 race horses killed in a fire in Chicago - March 2012• 18 horses die in a barn fire in Illinois - April 2012 We hear about these tragedies all too often, and hope it does not happen to us. Everyone can remember the 2011 fire, recently profiled on CBS 60 Minutes, which roared through Boyd Martin’s stable claiming the lives of 6 horses and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in loss which almost ended Boyd’s career. Miraculously, one of Boyd’s mounts Neville Bardos, while suffering extensive burns and damage to his lungs, was spared and came back to be his current Olympic hopeful mount. This is one of those stories which legends are made from, but one which none of us should ever have to experience. Barns and stables are filled with highly flammable materials, and present a big fire prevention challenge. Add the presence of panicked animals and you have a recipe for a disaster if a fire breaks out. However, barn and stable fires are preventable and can be extinguished with the deployment of good barn management and the right fire extinguishing agent. Whether you keep your horses at home, or stable them, a barn fire is an event you must plan to prevent. The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. has teamed up with Fire Freeze Worldwide, Inc. to bring to your attention “Cold Fire” an environmentally horse safe and cost effective fire extinguishing agent. Join us on June 29, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington Kentucky, for a live demonstration of the effectiveness of Cold Fire and an explanation of its benefits to the equestrian community. Where: The Kentucky Horse Park, Alltech Arena, Lower Parking Area. Follow the Directional Signs When: June 29th, 2012 at 11:00am Please R.S.V.P by June 27th to
Bill HarlessMarketing & Communications DirectorThe United States Pony Clubs, Inc.4041 Iron Works ParkwayLexington, KY 40511
Lexington, KY - June 19, 2012 - The Alltech National Horse Show, scheduled for October 30 through November 4, 2012 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park announced today that the show's new website has officially launched at www.AlltechNationalHorseShow.com. The site will be a one-stop source for all of the news and vital up-to-date information for exhibitors, spectators, vendors, officials and for all fans of equestrian sport. The prize list for this year's show will also be available at www.AlltechNationalHorseShow.com. The new website features important exhibitor information, including all of the details regarding the ASPCA Maclay National Finals. Also, look for essential information regarding vendors, Taylor Harris Club table sales, program advertising and much more. In addition, a link will send visitors to the highly popular Alltech National Horse Show merchandise store, featuring all of the latest gear and souvenirs. Scheduling details, directions to and from the ANHS Horse Show, hotel lists, sponsorship and sponsor links, press releases, who's who at the ANHS and links to comprehensive information about the venue at the Kentucky Horse Park are also available at: www.AlltechNationalHorseShow.com. The new website also offers visitors a link will take them back in time and a chance to read up on the long and glorious history of the National Horse Show. The 2012 Alltech National Horse Show takes center stage on October 30 through November 4, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to the top rated hunters and the ASPCA Maclay National Championship, the show features world-class international, open, junior and amateur-owner jumpers competing for the biggest prize money on the United States indoor tour. Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America's oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National Horse Show Association's primary activity is the annual production of the National Horse Show and all ancillary events. Over the years, the National Horse Show has provided financial aid to many worthwhile charities. For more information on the National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, please visit www.nhs.org. Photo Credit: Kent Farrington and Up Chiqui competing at last year's Alltech National Horse Show. Photo ©Shawn McMillen This photograph may only be used in relation to this PMG press release. 2012 Alltech National Horse Show - Fast Facts What: The Alltech National Horse Show is a weeklong championship event featuring "AA"-rated hunters, open jumpers, junior/amateur jumpers, and the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay Finals. The event will run October 30 through November 4, 2012, indoors in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. Parking: The Kentucky Horse Park has waived the normal parking fee during the Alltech National Horse Show. Parking is free. While dogs are permitted at the Kentucky Horse Park on a leash, no dogs are allowed in the Alltech Arena during the ANHSDirections: The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. The KHP is 8 miles northeast of Lexington at Exit 120 on Interstate 75. Information: Carolyn Vincent National Horse ShowPO Box 386Greenvale, NY 11548 Telephone: Phone: (516) 484-1865Fax: (516) 484-1982Email:
Website: www.AlltechNationalHorseShow.comShopping: Vendors offering equestrian equipment, apparel, jewelry and home furnishings are located in the Alltech Arena.Additional Contacts:Vendors - Matt Morrissey at
VIP Table Sales - Kiki Umla at
Advertising - Steve Williams at
Sponsorship - Mason Phelps at email@example.com 561-753-3389 or Susie Webb at
Hotels:CLARION HOTEL (formerly Holiday Inn North) - 859 - 233-0512 - Approximately 4 milesFAIRFIELD INN & SUITES BY MARRIOTT - 859 -977-5870 - Approximately 4 milesFOUR POINTS SHERATON - 859-259-1311 - Approximately 4 milesLA QUINTA - 859-231-7551 - Approximately 4 milesKNIGHTS INN - 859-231-0232 - Approximately 4 milesEMBASSY SUITES - 859-455-5000 - Approximately 4 milesMARRIOT GRIFFIN GATE - 859-231-5100 - Approximately 4 milesRESIDENCE INN - 859-231-6191 - Approximately 5 milesCOURTYARD BY MARRIOT - 859-253-4646 - Approximately 5 milesHOLIDAY INN GEORGETOWN - 502-570-0220 - Approximately 6 milesRAMADA INN - 859-299-1261 - Approximately 6 milesRED ROOF INN - 859-293-2626 - Approximately 6 milesHAMPTON INN - 502-867-4888 - Approximately 6 milesSUPER EIGHT - 502-863-4888 - Approximately 6 milesMICROTEL INN & SUITES - 502-868-8000 - Approximately 6 miles For further information on housing in the Lexington area, we invite you to visit:www.visitlex.com and www.georgetownky.comManagement: Kentucky Horse Shows, LLCP. O. Box 11428Lexington, KY 40575-1428859-233-0492 (phone)859-233-0495 (fax) email:
website: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com Horse Show Secretary:Cindy Bozan859-233-0492Email:
ALLTECH MEDIA CONTACT: Katie GehrtNorth American PR and Advertising ManagerAlltech Corporate Headquarters 3031 Catnip Hill PikeNicholasville, Kentucky Telephone: (859) 881-3589 Mobile: (859) 553-6312Email:
Web site : www.alltech.comALLTECH NATIONAL HORSE SHOW MEDIA CONTACT: Re: News and Information:Phelps Media Group, Inc.12230 Forest Hill Blvd. Suite 214Wellington, FL 33414561-753-3389 (phone)561-753-3386 (fax)
www.phelpsmediagroup.com Re: Media Credentialing:Classic Communications38 Mechanic Street - Suite 101Foxboro, MA 02035508-698-6810 (phone)508-698-6811 (fax)
Active service members and their families will be admitted to the Kentucky Horse Park free of charge on Sunday, July 1, from 9am to 5pm. Non-active military and their families will receive discounted admission.In addition to all of the regular park activities, shows, and museums, special events will include an Arabian Horse Show, a Carriage Horse event, and special demonstrations by Australian horse whisperer Dan James.
Unique Horse Farm Tours, which departs from the Kentucky Horse Park to tour local horse farms, will offer free tours to any active duty member of the military that day (limited availability).
In addition, military members can also learn about the new equine activities and programs for veterans and their families at Central Kentucky Riding Hope, located at the Kentucky Horse Park.*
All branches of the U.S. military are invited! Just show military i.d. at the ticket booth for free park admission and at the gift shop for a discount on purchases. Non-active military, veterans and their families will receive $4 off adult admission ($12 with discount) and $2 off admission for children ages 7-12 ($6 with discount). Children ages 6 and under are always admitted free of charge.
For more information call 859-259-4200.
*Watch a video about Horses for Heroes
The goal of the Asbury Universitiy Police Mounts is to produce safe, reliable horses ready for active police duty. To achieve this goal, Asbury University students put each horse through several stages of training starting as weanlings.Their Sensory Training involves a process of desensitizing the horses to external stimuli, and sensitizing to the cues of the handler/rider. The result is a horse and rider relationship built on trust.
Students and horses-in-training will perform demonstrations in our Horses of the World presentations each day for park visitors
Some departments that utilize Asbury Police Mount "graduates":-Omaha Police Mounted Patrol, NE-Lexington Mounted Police, KY-US Park Police, Washington DC-Atlanta Mounted Police, GA-Polk County Sheriff, NC-The Kentucky Horse Park Police- Officer Foster's partner, Dinero, graduated from their program last year
For more information on the Asbury University Police Mounts:Website: www.asburypolicemounts.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Asbury-University-Police-Mounts/142013192584408YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/palisadesfarm?feature=guide
May 16, 2012
Lexington, KY- Calling all pony lovers, it’s your time to shine in the latest exhibit at the Wheeler Museum, located in the USHJA Headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The exhibit, Ponies Through the Decades pays homage to a vital part of both the sport of horse showing itself, and the people and ponies throughout history, who have influenced us all.
A special opening reception hosted by USHJA was held on May 15th and officially debuted memorabilia from some of history’s most revered pony athletes such as, Midget, a 12.3 hand grey mare owned by Nancy Baroody. This pair is one of the most successful teams on record, having won the American Horse Show Association’s (now USEF) most coveted Horse of the Year Award four consecutive years- 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969, and during this era were the highest scoring junior horse or pony in the history of the AHSA awards. Nancy has donated much of Midget’s legacy to the exhibit and shared her insight on the exhibit, “I’m so happy that I can share her legacy with everyone, because from an educational and a historical standpoint this era really was the beginning of the sport with the ponies and it [the exhibit] really shows people how the sport began with these ponies. The attire and the kind of appointments we used. I’m hoping people can see the perspective of it all-where we’ve come from and where we are today.”.
Ponies Through the Decades presents the pictures, ribbons, coolers, and trophies that these special and often famous ponies have been awarded. Among these treasures guests will learn about Gremlin’s Delight, the little mare that Marguerite Taylor-Jones purchased from Farnely Farm for the then three year-old daughter Marianne. Gremlin would become a champion at events nationwide and in 1961, partnered with Sally Todd produce a perfect score over fences to take the win at the International Pony Team competition held on the grounds of Windsor Castle in England. Gremlin went on to become the foundation broodmare for the highly respected Taylor Made Ponies breeding program. Many of the mare’s prodigies, such as Dresden and Swan Song inherited her championship qualities and continue to be celebrated among the greatest equine athletes. Throughout this exhibit are mementos capturing the Taylor Made Ponies glorious history and influence in our sport.
“Working with the Wheeler Museum Committee to put together the Ponies Through the Decades exhibit really made me understand the importance of our museum in preserving and keeping alive the history of our sport. In the process of putting this exhibit together we built connections with so many individuals who are passionate about our sport and were so excited to have the opportunity to share their memories of special ponies with us, tell us how the Taylor Made line of ponies came about, remind us of the days when ponies and horses competed head to head at the National Horse Show, share their experiences traveling as a team member to represent the US at the International Pony Hunter Competitions and so much more. We have a responsibility and opportunity with the Wheeler Museum to make sure that those new to our sport are aware of its history and I feel that this exhibit has propelled us forward toward achieving that goal.” Shelby French, CEO USHJA said.
The pony loving public is invited to visit and learn how many of our most accomplished riders today started out as pony riders, and take a look at how history has evolved with regard to ponies and their special place in our sport. Grandparents and parents alike, who are horsemen and horsewomen themselves, can both reminisce and share memories. Spectacular sterling silver goblets, gorgeous ribbon displays, specially created Breyer® horses, wardrobe items, and exquisite retired trophies from such prestigious shows as Devon, will be just a few of the items on display. The exhibit opened May 15th at the Wheeler Museum and will continue until September 23rd.
For more information on the Ponies Through the Decades exhibit please contact Shelby French at
Dancing horses, summer evening, outdoor dining.... sound irresistible?
Then join us for "Party at the Park" presented by the Kentucky Dressage Association and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, May 26 at the Rolex Stadium to watch FEI and CDI*** Dressage Freestyle.
Doors open at 5:30. $10 for adults; children 12 and under admitted free of charge.