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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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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.
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.
Meet the adoptable horse of the week, Port Allen.
He's an 8-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, 15.3-hands, who had a previous life as a show hunter. He is currently in the retraining program at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, where he's doing very well (the photo above was taken before he came to the Humane Center).
Port Allen went to first horse show in April and did very well in that new situation. He is personable and has good ground manners. He does have an old suspensory ligament injury but he is fully recovered. He would probably be best suited for flatwork. In his retraining program it appears that he might make a nice dressage horse. He has requested an advanced beginner or intermediate rider.
At 8 years of age, he is just starting to come into his best years, so he'd love to have a new home with a wonderful owner.
For more information about Port Allen or any of the other adoptable horses at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, contact them at
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Mary Simons (859)533 8055
SAVE THE DATEThe Annual Spring Moneigh® - ReRun - eBay® Auction – “Homage to the Triple Crown/Triple Tiara Participants and Rising Stars”, hosted by Thoroughbred legends Cigar and Storm Cat.May 27 – June 3, 2012www.ebay.com search word Moneigh
A Moneigh® is an original, abstract painting, made by a horse, using whiskers, muzzle, tail, hoof, or paintbrush.
From May 27 to June 3, some of horse racing’s biggest names will show off their artistic talent when their paintings will be auctioned on eBay ® to raise funds for ReRun, Inc., a Thoroughbred retraining and adoption charity.
In addition to Cigar and Storm Cat, featured artists will include Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes winners.
The Kentucky Horse Park is proud of the creative talent shown by Cigar along with 2 other Hall of Champion residents: Go For Gin won the 1994 KY Derby and was 2nd in the Preakness and Belmont. He currently is the oldest living KY Derby winner.Funny Cide won the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness and was 3rd in the Belmont.
For more information, please contact Mary Simons at
or go to www.rerun.org.
Laura Klumb Kentucky Horse Park Foundation 859-255-5727
Toyota Donating 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 100 Days – Public to Choose the Winners on Facebook. Kentucky Horse Park Foundation Needs Toyota Tundra Truck to Help Care for Park’s Horses and Maintain the Park
Lexington, Kentucky – May 9, 2012 – The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation announced today that it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days. The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.
Each day, beginning May 14, 2012, 100 Cars for Good will profile five finalists at www.100carsforgood.com. Individual members of the public will be able to vote for whichever nonprofit they think can do the most good with a new vehicle. The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of each day will win one of six Toyota models. Runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.
The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation will be up for consideration on Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 10 a.m. EDT to 11:59 p.m. EDT.
"Everyone at the Kentucky Horse Park is thrilled that the Foundation has been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program," said Laura Klumb, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. "We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase the Kentucky Horse Park and hopefully win a new truck for the park! We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to visit www.100carsforgood.com on Sunday, May 20, to vote for us. A new truck would really be a game changer for our ability to care for the 130 horses living at the park and keep our park looking beautiful for our 1 million annual guests."
"At Toyota, we appreciate what a significant impact a new car can have for nonprofits nationwide," noted Michael Rouse, vice president of philanthropy for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. "Toyota has donated more than half a billion dollars to nonprofits across the U.S. over the past 20 years, and 100 Cars for Good allows us to expand that commitment to local communities in important new ways. The 500 finalists are an extraordinary group, and we look forward to the public learning more about them."
100 Cars for Good is the first initiative to directly engage the public to determine how Toyota’s philanthropic donations are awarded.
For more information on the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit the Kentucky Horse Park’s website at www.kyhorsepark.com. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter at https://www.facebook.com/kyhorsepark or http://twitter.com/#!/KyHorsePark. For complete information on 100 Cars for Good and profiles of all 500 finalists, please visit www.100carsforgood.com.
Local residents are encouraged to support the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and its quest for a new Toyota Tundra truck. If the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used daily at the park to take feed and hay to the 130 horses living on its over 1200 acres, to repair and maintain the park’s 33 miles of white fences, and keep the park’s grounds safe and beautiful for the guests visiting year-round.
A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.
About the Kentucky Horse ParkThe Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man's relationship with the horse. The park is an agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and hosted more than 825,000 visitors and campers, as well as 15,000 competition horses in more than 200 special events and horse shows in 2011. The park is home to the National Horse Center which comprises more than 30 national and regional equine organizations. Located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park is The place to get close to horses. Open daily March 15 to Nov. 4, and Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 5 to March 15.
About ToyotaToyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants in eight states. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design facilities. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals more than $23 billion.
Toyota is deeply committed to being a great community partner and is focused on supporting programs in ways that achieve long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, with a particular concentration on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than half a billion dollars to philanthropic programs across the U.S.
For more information on Toyota, please visit www.toyota.com.
About Toyota Financial Services (TFS) TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota and Lexus in the U.S., offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and Toyota Lease Trust and extended service contracts and other payment protection products through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). TFS employs 3,300 associates nationwide, and has managed assets totaling more than $91 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation.
CONTACT: Jessica Oldham Stith, High Hope Steeplechase: 859-967-9444;
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Lexington, KY, Friday, May 11, 2011 – The 45th running of the High Hope Steeplechase returns to the Kentucky Horse Park this coming Sunday, May 20th.
High Hope Steeplechase remains area horse lovers’ only chance to enjoy the beauty and excitement of live Steeplechase racing in a family fun ambience complete with activities and entertainment for all ages in a country fair setting.
Be sure to join us this year as High Hope Steeplechase and the Susan G Komen Foundation team up for the inaugural running of the Sportswomen’s Challenge Race for the Cure.
This will be a one mile flat race for lady riders and their trusted sport horses, each sponsored by and carrying the racing silks of many well-known local thoroughbred farms.
In addition to four top-tier jump races worth a total of $70,000 in purses, High Hope Steeplechase Day will also features great fun for the entire family, including:
• Kids’ Playground and Activities – including the annual kids Stick Horse Derby, face painting, clowns and much more.• Terrier Races• Equine Demonstrations• Tailgating• Great Food and Arts and Craft booths.
Also on High Hope Day… the 4rd running of the “Catch a Riding Star” flat race featuring student-jockeys currently enrolled in the North American Racing Academy. Launched in 2006 by the Kentucky Community and Technical College System under the guidance of Hall of Fame and two-time Kentucky Winning jockey Chris McCarron, NARA is now part of Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
NARA Graduates have gone on to win over 750 races and have purse earnings of over $10 million.
McCarron and many of the students will be on hand when High Hope Steeplechase is previewed during the May 17th Thursday Night Live festival at the 5/3 Bank Pavilion in downtown Lexington (http://www.downtownlex.com/thursday-night-live-concerts).
High Hope staff will also be on hand to sell tickets for High Hope day.
Proceeds from High Hope Steeplechase day will benefit Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and, this year, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. To date, High Hope Steeplechase has helped raise over $1.5 million for worthy causes.
Track Side Parking ($25) Park on the top side of the steeplechase course beside the rail. Includes admission for everyone in the car and a program. Tailgating invited. Box ($125)A box for 8 people overlooking the finish to High Hope. Includes table and 8 chairs, admission and parking.Member's Pavilion ($75 single $125 couple) Buffet lunch, drinks & admission Preferred Tailgating ($225 - 250)Corporate Tent ($2000) 20' x 20' tent close to the finish line of High Hope - includes two 8' tables and 40 chairs. Admission for 40 people and preferred parking. Great way to entertain friends and clients.
For tickets, information or to volunteer please contact the High Hope Steeplechase office at (859) 967-9444; email at