Join the Challenge in a race to the finish line! The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is participating in the 2013 GoodGiving Guide Challenge, making us eligible for thousands of dollars in cash prizes!
What is the GoodGiving Guide Challenge? It’s a partnership between Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing (Chevy Chaser Magazine, Southsider Magazine and Business Lexington) to promote online charitable giving to local causes. In addition to the GoodGiving Guide’s online efforts, Smiley Pete Publishing will be reaching out to its reader base with a print edition of the Guide, which will provide a detailed profile of the 108 Lexington nonprofits that are participating in the Challenge.
To help us compete for cash and prizes against 107 other organizations, we need friends and supporters, like you, to make a gift of any size between 8:00 a.m. on November 1, 2013 and 11:59 p.m. December 31, 2013. The faster you give online to the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation at https://www.goodgivingguide.net/kentucky-horse-park, the greater our chance of winning. Plus, there are many great incentive prizes for donors who give through the Challenge. After making your gift, please tell all of your friends, family and colleagues about us and the GoodGiving Guide Challenge!
Look for updates about how we’re doing by visiting the homepage of our website and our Facebook page. You can also watch the leaderboard at GoodGivingGuide.net to see how we are doing in real time!
An exotic “Bollywood Bash” comes to the Kentucky Horse Park on February 9 when the Living Arts and Science Center (LASC) presents its 23rd Annual H’Artful of Fun fundraiser in the Alltech Arena’s North Exhibit Hall. Bringing a renewed energy and excitement to this year’s event, the 2013 H’Artful of Fun makes the Kentucky Horse Park its new home.
“Bollywood Bash” will provide a more intimate experience, with exclusive invitations extended only to Lexington’s finest restaurants, bakers, caterers, and artists. Lexington’s first Bollywood-themed event will showcase creative artistry in all the details as art will be auctioned, music will be made, and participants will enjoy an evening of fun entertainment. Local wineries, distilleries, and breweries will provide their finest for tastings, and a variety of musicians, dancers, artists, and interactive surprises throughout the evening all ensure a lively, artful and elegant ambience.
Now in its 23rd year, H’Artful of Fun supports the creative and educational arts and sciences programs provided by the Living Arts & Science Center for more than 40,000 Central Kentuckians each year.
Date and Time:
Saturday, February 9, 2013 – 7 to 11 pm
Location and Parking:
Alltech Arena, North Exhibit Hall
Advance tickets: $65
Tickets available at the door: $80
VIP Tickets: $85 (includes 1 drink ticket and 1 “special gift”)
Table for 8: $700 (includes 1 drink ticket and 1 “special gift”)
Tickets/more information available at: (859) 252-5222 or at www.lasclex.org.
If your horse travels, competes, trains, is confined or experiences other potentially stressful situations, sign up for a FREE gastroscopy ($400 savings). A diagnostic gastroscopy is the only definitive way to determine if a horse has ulcers. Veterinarians from Rood & Riddle and Merial will evaluate each horse endoscopically and provide customized feedback for treatment or the prevention of gastrointestinal ulceration.
Everyone is invited to attend the event and view gastroscopies throughout the day, questions and discussions are encouraged. A horse is not necessary for your attendance.
To schedule your horse for the event please contact Whitney Mathes at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital by Monday September 17th at Noon at 859-233-0371 or
**Attendees of the seminar will be able to purchase Gastrogard/ Ulcergard at the discounted price of $32/tube. Participants will be eligible for Merial® rebates ($5/tube up to 28 tubes).
**Should your horse have a positive diagnosis a medication purchase is required for participating in the event. The amount of medication to be purchased will be based on the endoscopic findings.
#About Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital www.roodandriddle.com
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is a full-service equine hospital established in 1986 as a referral center for horses requiring specialized medical and surgical care. Today Rood & Riddle is known and respected throughout the world for innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses. The hospital facility offers a full range of services including surgery, internal medicine, advanced diagnostic imaging, a focused Podiatry Center and specialized Reproductive Center. The practice also provides ambulatory services in Lexington, KY and New York for emergencies, preventative care, general reproduction, radiography, medical care and treatment of your horse at your farm or stable. Rood and Riddle’s reputation stems from an unwavering commitment to quality, both in the care of horses and in the relationships with clients and community.
Contact: Alex L. Riddle (859) 280-3316Email:
Kentucky Horse Park Hosts Three of America’s Top Horse Shows
Horse Shows Ranked in Top 25 of 2011 Report by North American Riders Group
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2012) – The North American Riders Group (NARG) has released its second annual report of the Top 25 Horse Shows, and three of those shows are held at the Kentucky Horse Park annually - the Alltech National Horse Show, the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, and the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships. The Kentucky Horse Park was the only facility in North America to host more than one Top 25 show on the list.
Alltech National Horse Show Ranked America’s Top Show
North American Riders Group Recognizes Rebirth of Prestigious Event in Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky (February 3, 2012) – Phelps Media Group has announced that the Alltech National Horse Show, following its debut at the Kentucky Horse Park last November, has been awarded the North American Riders Group's (NARG) highest ranking for any American horse show, and achieved an overall rating of third among all horse shows in North America on the NARG Top 25 Horse Shows of 2011.
Press Release Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Contact Information: Pat Stipes,
502-564-4930 ext. 159
WHO: Kentucky Derby Winner Funny Cide; Representatives of “There’s Only One” Attractions in Kentucky; Officials from Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and Dept. of Travel and Tourism
Fox News came to the Kentucky Horse Park a couple of weeks ago to shoot part of a story which they aired on Friday. They filmed at the Maker's Mark Secretariat Center, a Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation facility (located here at the park), which does great work in assisting off-the-track Thoroughbreds find new careers and new homes. This story is about the challenges faced by retired racers: Watch the Fox News Story.
Zenyatta and Hall of Champions star Cigar among the Eclipse Award Winners with paintings in the next Moneigh Auction!
ReRun, the Thoroughbred adoption program, announces it will hold a special auction of “Moneighs®” on eBay, January 13-17, 2011. A Moneigh® is a 16” x 20” original, abstract painting created by a famous horse. Proceeds from the auction benefit the retired Thoroughbreds in ReRun’s adoption program.