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BreyerFest Carnival Celebrates Brazil, Brio, Marchadors and Models!

BreyerFest Carnival! 2016

Breyer®, the number one name in horse toys, invites children and families to discover the world of horses at Breyer’s 27th annual fan festival and horse fair, BreyerFest Carnival, to be held July 22-24, 2016 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. BreyerFest is dedicated to model horses, the real horses that inspire Breyer’s models and horse lovers of all ages, will celebrate the ‘brio’ of Rio’s Carnival and Brazil’s equine heritage, in tribute to the host country of the 2016 Olympic Games!

Alan Carasso of The Thoroughbred Daily News Looks Back to 1996 to "The Day Cigar Rose to the 'Challenge'"

By Alan Carasso, Thoroughbred Daily News, July 13, 2016

Two decades ago, he came, he saw he conquered.

It was July 13, 1996, that the legendary Cigar thrilled a crowd of 34,223 adoring fans at Arlington International Racecourse, a race, an experience that no one–including this reporter who was ‘born’ in a sense on that sunsplashed afternoon–will ever forget.

Banner Year for Country Heir I & II in Bluegrass Country

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For more than 20 years, the Country Heir I and II Horse Shows scheduled in June have become a tradition for many at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY and 2016 was another successful and exciting year. Over the course of the two week world class Premier AA event, which featured  almost $400,000 in total prize money, Country Heir was host to some of the finest horses and riders from both the US and abroad. More than 1,000 exhibitors competed.

Entries Filling Fast for Kentucky Summer Horse Shows Series

Kentucky Summer Horse Shows

Kentucky Horse Shows LLC is pleased to announce that the prize list is currently available online for the 2016 Kentucky Summer Horse Shows series. The series features four weeks of competition throughout four premier hunter/jumper events hosted by Kentucky Horse Shows LLC at the Kentucky Horse Park. The prize list and entry form are posted at, and hard copies are available by request by

Horse Network's Inside Perspective on the Hunter Competition

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Carleigh Fedora of the Horse Network ( takes you behind the scenes and inside the head of a rider in a hunter competition. Ever wonder what it's like for the competitor's you see here at the Kentucky Horse Park? This article provides some insight.

To read the full article, please follow the link below:
An Eventer’s Adventures in Hunterland

Governor Matt Bevin Announces Kentucky Horse Park Appointments

Governor Matt Bevin today announced six new members to the Kentucky Horse Park Commission and a revamped commission structure.

The reorganization of the Kentucky Horse Park Commission reduces the size of the board from seventeen to fifteen. It also increases the required number of members involved in the equine industry from two to four and required members involved in the tourism or commerce industry from two to four.  The reorganized commission brings in the appropriate combination of members with institutional knowledge and members with new ideas.

Kentucky Horse Park Commission Special Meeting Announcement

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The Kentucky Horse Park Commission will meet Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The meeting will be held in the Club Lounge on the second floor of the Covered Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. The agenda is as follows:

I.    Swearing in of New Commission Members.
II.    Call to Order; determination of Quorum with eight (8) or more members of the Commission. 
III.    Ratification/Approval of Special Meeting.
IV.    New Business: