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Press Release Date:  August 15, 2004
Contact:  Cindy Rullman, (859)259-4209,


          LEXINGTON, KY - The Kentucky Horse Park will welcome the World Sidesaddle Federation as a special Breed Showcase, September 18-19.  Park visitors will have an excellent opportunity to take photos and learn more about why riding sidesaddle is one of the fastest growing disciplines in the equestrian world.


          Educational activities about sidesaddles, habits, and aside-riding are the major focus of the World Sidesaddle Federation, which also promotes sidesaddle riding among breed and show associations.  Members of the federation come from all around the world, both young and old, with interests in modern and period sidesaddles.  They come from many different breeds and disciplines, from all skill levels, from the show ring to just-for-fun.


          Visitors to the park will have the opportunity to see the World Sidesaddle Federation showing their horses in traditional sidesaddle attire during the Parade of Breeds Presentations at the Kentucky Horse Park Breeds Barn at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm both days.  They will come to understand the old adage, “Anything you can do astride, you can also do aside.”  For more information about the World Sidesaddle Federation coming to visit the park, contact Shirley Gentry at


          Breeds Weekends and Showcases will continue throughout the year at the Kentucky Horse Park featuring different breeds or activity-related groups each time.


          Admission to the Kentucky Horse Park through October 31 is $14 for adults and  $7 for children ages 7-12.   Admission also includes the American Saddlebred Museum.




            The 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 Commerce Cabinet that hosted 913,000 visitors and 80 special events and horse shows in 2003.  The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington.  The place to get close to horses, the park is open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.




Last updated: Sunday, August 22, 2004