Kentucky Horse Park

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 04, 2010  
Contact Information:  Evie Tubbs Sweeney, 260-348-1492,  

Members of the working media are cordially invited to special preview opportunities and the Opening Ceremonies for the largest permanent addition to the International Museum of the Horse in the history of the Kentucky Horse Park:


The Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries




1. Private Walkthrough of the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries

Tuesday, June 8-Friday, June 11 by Appointment only

Call Evie Tubbs Sweeney for appts/interviews: 260 348 1492


2. Opening Ceremonies of the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries

Saturday, June 12th


International Museum of the Horse





  • $10 million, 8,000 square foot permanent attachment to the Kentucky Horse Park’s

     International Museum of the Horse

  • Two types of exhibits: 1.) Art & Artifacts and 2.) Media-Enhanced Interactive Children’s Exhibits
  • Interactive Exhibits are designed by nationally acclaimed Hilferty & Associates (London, OH)
  • Architectural style displays a modern interpretation of the Bluegrass architecture found throughout the Kentucky Horse Park


Among the many unique experiences found in the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries, a few include:

  • A media-enhanced desert cave entrance experience with whispers in Arabic, blowing sand sounds and fleeting images of Arabian horse cave drawings
  • Discovery Oasis interactive kids kiosks that evoke a personal interaction and learning

     experience by a magnetic card they insert at each kiosk and turn in at the Galleries’ exit

  • An “Arabians of the Stars Theater” showing clips of movie stars and famous Arabian horses
  • The Black Stallion Experience, an area dedicated completely to the literary and cinematic magic of the most famous fictional horse ever created—Walter Farley’s Black Stallion