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www.caaonline.com LEXINGTON, KY (May 4, 2012) The Carriage Association of America (CAA) is pleased to announce the CAA Carriage Festival, to be held this summer at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, June 29 – July 1. The event, which will take place in and around the Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, will include a pleasure-driving show, an antique car show, a carriage showcase, educational talks, and more. Participants and spectators alike will all find something to see, do, and enjoy at this year’s CAA Carriage Festival. The pleasure-driving-show portion of the event will feature the standard pleasure-driving classes and several “just for fun” classes, in a variety of divisions. The prize list for the show is available now, and entries close on June 1. To download the prize list, visit www.caaonline.com and click on Calendar of Events, or to have a copy mailed to you, contact the CAA office (call 859-231-0971, send a fax to 859-231-0973, or write to
The Carriage Festival will also feature pleasure drives throughout the Horse Park (for those entered in the pleasure-driving show, or not), a parade of carriages on Sunday, educational talks, a trade fair, and social activities. Both restored antique carriages and antique cars will be on display and vying for People’s Choice Awards. 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
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The $32,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic will be held on Thursday, May 17 as riders try to accumulate valuable points for the Hagyard Leading Rider Bonus. On Saturday, May 19, riders will compete under the lights in the Rolex Stadium during the $75,000 Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix sponsored by Audi of Lexington.
Watch all the action and enjoy gourmet burgers, fresh-made sandwiches, salad bar and cash bar at "The Tack Room" tent by the lake at Rolex Stadium
FREE ADMISSION $3 ParkingKentucky Horse Park
Celebrities Join Freestyle Field for Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup Jockey Chris McCarron, Olympic Eventers Gina Miles, David and Karen O’Connor to Take On World’s Best in Saturday’s World Championship Freestyle Country Music Legend Lyle Lovett Entered to Compete on Friday Lexington, KY – April 20, 2012 – Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron and Olympic Eventing riders Gina Miles, David and Karen O’Connor will compete with some of the world’s leading Reining riders in the $25,000 World Championship Freestyle Reining at the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup.
Breyer’s Annual Fest Features Knights of Valour and Shane Adams from The History Channel’s Full Metal Jousting, Sylvia Zerbini’s Grand Liberte Act and Tommie Turvey & Odd Job Bob, Star of The Greening of Whitney Brown.
Pequannock, NJ – BreyerFest British Invasion, the horse fair and model horse extravaganza hosted by Breyer®, has announced its headline acts for its 23rd annual event which will be held July 20-22, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. In honor of the London Olympics, this fun, family-friendly festival celebrates everything we love about horses and Britain! From Will and Kate to tea, tweed and Tatler; the Beatles and the Rolling Stones; Harry Potter and everything in between, BreyerFest British Invasion will be a fun, horse-filled weekend for all ages.
Breyer’s Annual Model Horse Collector Festival and Horse Fair Celebrates Everything We Love About Horses and Cool Britannia!
Pequannock, NJ – Mark your calendars for BreyerFest British Invasion, Breyer Animal Creation’s 23rd annual festival for horse lovers this July 20-22, 2012 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. In honor of the London Olympics, this fun, family-friendly festival will celebrate everything we love about horses and Britain! From Will and Kate to the 2012 London Olympics; tea, tweed and Tatler; the Beatles and the Rolling Stones; Harry Potter and everything in between, BreyerFest British Invasion will be a fun frolic for all ages!
2012 Celebration to be held May 2 at Kentucky Horse Park
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 17, 2012) – First Lady Jane Beshear today announced the 15th Annual Celebration of Hope, an annual gathering of cancer survivors, will offer some exciting new changes. For the first time in the history of the event, the Celebration will be held during the week leading up to Derby, on Wednesday, May 2, instead of the Monday following the race.
Additionally, the Celebration is moving out of Frankfort to the world-renowned Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
College Students to be Admitted Free on Thursday; Military Personnel and Their Families on Friday
Lexington, KY– April 16, 2012 – The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Bridgestone, will host free general admission days for college students and military personnel during this year’s Event, April 26-29, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The free admission offer also includes the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup on Friday, April 27.
April 11, 2012 From the USEF Communications Department
Extensive Coverage of the 2012 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Bridgestone will be available to millions of people around the world. An unprecedented five hours of television coverage of the western hemisphere's only CCI4* will air on the NBC family of channels as the Rolex Equestrian Championships presented by Land Rover.
For the intensity and excitement of the Cross-Country phase, tune into Universal Sports on Saturday, April 28th from 10:00am - 12:00pmET and NBC Sports Network on Saturday, April 28th from 1:30pm - 3:30pmET For a recap of all the action and to watch the dramatic conclusion check out NBC on Sunday, April 29th from 2:00pm-3:00pmET
Lexington, KY - April 11, 2012 - The Alltech National Horse Show, following its highly successful debut at the Kentucky Horse Park last November, has been voted as the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame 2011 Horse Show of the Year. The top honors came as a result of voting by the many members of the Hall of Fame, comprised of exhibitors, owners, trainers and riders in the equestrian industry.
Achievements of Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council and Lexington community draw national acclaim
President Bill Clinton will celebrate Earth Day in Lexington, Ky, to bring attention to the outstanding sustainability efforts made by local students and leaders. Clinton will visit the Bluegrass on April 23 to speak with nearly 6,000 students, parents, teachers, administrators and community and state leaders at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena in special recognition of the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council, a coalition of students representing all Fayette County public and private high schools.