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:
Back by popular demand, the Horsemen of All Ages Sale, presented by Adequan, returns to Floral Hall Round Barn at The Red Mile Race Track.
This bachelor and bachelorette auction features a group of the most interesting single people in Lexington, willing to go on a date to benefit The Race For Education.
The Race For Education is a scholastic organization that provides career and college readiness programs for students in need of additional academic support, and college scholarships for young people with significant financial need.
Vote for our Kentucky Horse Park executive director, John Nicholson, in the Horsemen of All Ages Sale. If he gets the most votes, our Kentucky Horse Park Foundation will win 2 UK Football Tickets and $1,000! YOU could win a pair of tickets for the Meet and Greet sponsored by SKYBAR, dinner and Bachelor Auction on Friday, September 7, just for voting!
You can vote once a day from each of your email addresses. Vote here daily through Sep 1.
For more information on the event, call The Race For Education at 859.252.8648 or visit them online at raceforeducation.org.
UK BASKETBALL TICKETS AND MEMORABILIA, VISIT TO STAR THOROUGHBRED ZENYATTA WITH HALTER AVAILABLE AT JUNE 16 CKRH FUNDRAISERBids accepted by telephone until 4 p.m. on June 14
LEXINGTON, Ky (June 7, 2012 - originally released May 31, 2012) Two lower-arena tickets to all home games to watch the reigning NCAA champion University of Kentucky men's basketball team play in 2012-13 and a halter worn by Zenyatta along with the opportunity to visit the Thoroughbred superstar will be offered to the highest bidder at the ninth annual Night Of The Stars, the annual fundraiser for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH), on June 16 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington. CKRH is a 31-year-old program based at the Kentucky Horse Park that offers a variety of equine-assisted activities and therapies for people of all ages.
"A Call to Adventure" is the theme of this year's Night Of The Stars, which includes cocktails, dinner and silent and live auctions. The event begins at 6 p.m., and tickets are $100.
"We are thrilled to offer the UK basketball tickets, as well as shoes worn and autographed by Anthony Davis and other Cats' memorabilia, because interest in the team has never been so high," said CKRH Executive Director Pat Kline. "These items have definitely created a buzz for Night Of The Stars and generated tremendous anticipation for the event. And we truly appreciate having the donation of an opportunity to visit Zenyatta and own a halter she wore for a second year. In her unique way, Zenyatta continues to do great things for many people."The UK tickets, made possible by the CKRH Board of Directors and friends, are the highlight of a package that includes a basketball signed by Coach John Calipari and a poster of the Lexington Herald-Leader's front-page headline proclaiming "GR8NESS."
Zenyatta, who is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss, has resided at the Farish family's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., since she was retired from a phenomenal racing career in which she won 19 of 20 races and earned more than $7.3 million. The visit to see Zenyatta, which was made possible by the Mosses and Lane's End, is for up to six people and will be scheduled on a mutually agreed upon date. The package includes a halter worn by the champion and a photo opportunity with Zenyatta (for personal use only).
The live auction includes these other items:- Game-worn, size 17 shoes worn by UK superstar Anthony Davis. Each shoe is signed and includes Davis' jersey number (No. 23); a photograph of the signing accompanies the shoes. (CKRH will receive 50% of the proceeds from the sale of these shoes.) - Historic sixteenth pole marker from Keeneland, where some of the greatest Thoroughbreds in history have raced since 1936.- Four-day trip to a working cattle ranch in Colorado or Wyoming with accommodations in fully furnished facilities. - An 18-karat white gold pendant with a 4.15C amethyst focal stone surrounded by diamonds and more amethyst accent stones. - Presentation of CKRH students and horses wearing elaborate themed costumes created by Shirley Gentry. The highest bidder for each horse will gain a year's sponsorship of that horse, along with a commemorative photo and plaque.
People who cannot attend Night Of The Stars but still want to bid on items in the live auction may do so by submitting their bid and their credit card information via email or phone to Vickie Parker at CKRH at
Silent auction items include: halters worn by additional famous Thoroughbreds, including Horses of the Year A.P. Indy, Rachel Alexandra, Saint Liam and Tiznow; champions Bernardini, Street Sense and Thunder Gulch; Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus; Breeders' Cup Classic winner Drosselmeyer; and Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry (IRE), sire of Zenyatta and Street Sense. Street Sense and Thunder Gulch also won the Kentucky Derby. Bernardini is the sire of Zenyatta's first foal, who was born this year; Rachel Alexandra was bred to Bernardini this year.
The silent auction also features the use of prominent boxes at Churchill Downs and at Keeneland; a winter trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo.; tickets to Cincinnati Reds, Lexington Legends and UK football games; paintings and photography; items for children; items for home and office; Chinese antiques; jewelry; tickets to family-friendly attractions; gift certificates to popular area restaurants and businesses; items for equestrians; and a wide range of unique keepsakes.
Night Of The Stars relies on a group of invaluable sponsors that to date comprises: Gold Sponsor Charles T. Creech Inc.; Bronze Sponsors Cardinal Hill Health Care System, Caitlin Inc., Coolmore America and Kinetic Technologies; Consignor Sponsors Boehringer-Ingleheim Vetmedica Inc. and Milburn Equine, Equine Medical Associates PSC, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Lexington Equine Surgery & Sports Medicine and Wickliffe Veterinary Pharmacy; Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event; Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital; Woodford Equine Hospital; and Chris and Linda Willson/Homes and Horse Farms Ky; and Table Sponsors Richard and Debbie Banas, Ann Banks, Stuart Bennett and Anita Britton, Castleton Lyons Inc., Central Bank, Darley, Diamond Creek Farm, Diane and David Goodnight, Juddmonte Farms, Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Kazee, Lightner-Sams Foundation, McCauley Brothers, Mike and Jeanne Owens, Walter and Sandra Palmer, Powell Walton Milward Insurance, Thoroughbred Times, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky and WinStar Farm. About CKRHCentral Kentucky Riding for Hope, founded in 1981, is dedicated to enriching the community by improving the quality of life and the health of people of all ages with special physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs through therapeutic activities with the horse. A PATH International Premier Accredited Center, CKRH offers year-round activities, including a program for military veterans called Horses for Heroes and collaborations with such organizations as Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, Cardinal Hill and Hospice of the Bluegrass. To learn more, visit www.CKRH.org and find CKRH on Facebook.
Ireland is to help China establish its first billion dollar national equine facility in a deal that is expected to be worth US$50m to the Irish economy within next three years.
The project to develop a Tianjin-based horse racing and breeding industry was announced by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, who is in China on a trade mission.
It will be the first Chinese Government involvement with an overseas joint venture in horse racing and breeding.
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
About the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association ®An Authentic Kentucky Tradition
For over 200 years, the saddle horse has lived in the hills and valleys of many parts of Kentucky. Bred primarily by the mountain people for the demanding needs of farm life, the horse which had been secluded for many years became noticed and domesticated in the late 1980s. Originally known in the 1800’s in many parts of Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee as the “Kentucky Saddlin’ Horse”, for its smooth and quick ride around the plantations and settlements.
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.