The Carriage Association of America is holding its first pleasure driving competition, the Carriage Classic, this weekend, July 1-3 at the Kentucky Horse Park. This USEF-sanctioned show will be held in the Alltech Arena.
Horses and antique carriages from across the country are competing and being driven throughout the park for visitors to enjoy watching. Included with park admission!
This is just a little peek at a few of the single-horse carriages as they left the Alltech Arena after their first class this morning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEVLa8UoLHE
For more information contact the Carriage Association of America, which is headquartered at the Kentucky Horse Park, www.caaonline.com
Photo by Lesley Ward
Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet News ReleaseMay 26, 2011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gil Lawson,502-564-2470, ext. 168
Kentucky Travel Kicks Off “99 Days of Summer Fun in Kentucky” Promotion
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism and the Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet are kicking off the “99 Days of Summer Fun in Kentucky” campaign as Kentuckians prepare to enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend and the rest of the summer.
“For the next 99 days, Kentucky will offer some great travel and vacation experiences,” said Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Marcheta Sparrow. “Kentucky has it all – from adventure tourism opportunities to arts and crafts, parks and unique museums. The best part is that many of these places are just a short drive away. This summer, make a point of visiting a new location and enjoying new experiences.”
The “99 Days of Summer Fun,” which begins May 30, will feature a website that highlights events and destinations around the state. Guests can register online to be eligible for prizes that will be drawn at least once a week. Visit www.kentuckytourism.com and click on the “99 Days of Summer Fun” for information and details.
“I’d like to encourage Kentuckians to visit someplace in their home state where they’ve never been before,” said Travel and Tourism Commissioner Mike Cooper. “Kentucky has hundreds of excellent places for families to visit and enjoy their leisure time.”
The website will also include links to money-saving coupons and other special deals for travelers in Kentucky. Included will be Kentucky State Parks discount coupons at several parks throughout the state.
ReRun’s Spring eBay Auction of Original Equine “Moneigh” Artwork For Charity
May 23, 2011
The theme of ReRun’s spring eBay auction of our trademarked Moneighs is “Sires and Sons,” which features some of Kentucky’s best stallions and their offspring.
Paintings will be offered by Tiznow and Colonel John; Distorted Humor and Commentator; Smart Strike and English Channel; Street Cry and Street Sense; Dynaformer and Purim; Holy Bull and Giacomo; Stormy Atlantic and Indian Ocean; Rahy and Lewis Michael; Marquetry and Max’s Pal; and Valley Victory and grandson Mr. Muscleman [Mr. Muscleman is a resident of the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park].
A Moneigh is an original, abstract painting created by a horse. Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit horses cared for by ReRun, a Throughbred retraining and adoption charity.
Dates for the auction are June 5 through 12, just in time for Father’s Day gifting.
Anyone can view the paintings by going to ebay.com and typing the search word, moneigh. Or, go to the ReRun website and click on the eBay link. You must have an eBay account to bid on a painting.
For more information on ReRun, or Moneighs, go to www.rerun.org and click on Moneigh at the top of the page.
Photo of Cigar (by Marc Manning) in the Hall of Champions, painting a Moneigh which was sold at a previous ebay auction for ReRun.
CORRECTION: The Spring Bay Horse Trials will be held April 9 only (not on the 10th as previously published). This will be the first event of the eventing season in this area. Approximately 250 horses from across the nation will compete in Dressage and Stadium Jumping (Cross Country will be contested at Masterson Station Park on the 10th). The public is invited, 8am-6pm; included with park admission.
For more information contact Mary Fike,
Due to the drought last summer and the record low temperatures now, many horses across Kentucky will not have adequate food this winter.
YOU can help them!
This weekend at Southern Lights: Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights, in addition to the 3-miles of light displays outside, our indoor attractions will feature Kentucky Proud products. You can sample and purchase delicious products grown and made in Kentucky.
We will also have adoptable pets from the Scott County Humane Society.
Other indoor attractions will include Santa Claus, pony rides, camel rides, exotic petting zoo, model trains, live entertainment, craft fair, and much more!
For information call 859-255-5727. You can also follow Southern Lights on Facebook!
Holiday for Horses Gift Fair To Benefit Kentucky's Unwanted Horses
Holiday for Horses is a unique holiday gift fair showcasing a variety of specialty holiday and gift items offered at attractive prices in support of Kentucky's unwanted
Meet the Kentucky Equine Humane Center's adoptable Horse of the Week, Military Secret.
Breed: Thoroughbred Color: Bay Age: 3 years Gender: Gelding Height: 16.1 History: Racing Suitability: Pleasure/Show
Military is a very sweet gelding who is in the market for a new career. He recently came to KyEHC after coming in last in all of his races. With that said his owner decided that racing was
Shamrock Greyhound Placement will be at Southern Lights Friday, Dec 3, and Rockcastle Animals in Need will be here Saturday, Dec 4, with adoptable
BOOK SIGNING Friday and Saturday nights at Southern Lights!
Maureen Gallatin, author and founder of "Inspired by Horses" will be at the KHP Gift Shop both nights to sign her latest book