LEXINGTON, KY (October 28, 2004) The immortal words of Pepe Le Pew, “It eez love, ma cherie!” set the stage for the most anxiously awaited season of the year for Kentucky’s rich and famous horses, which is just around the corner. Appropriately established near Valentine’s Day, the equine saison de l’amour gets underway every February with giddy enthusiasm.
Horse owners and farm managers who want to be well-prepared for the season of love will appreciate the Equine Reproduction Seminar taking place at the Kentucky Horse Park November 6-7. Although the courses are easily understood, they are intensive and cover all aspects of equine reproduction and breeding for mares and stallions. They include studies on equine anatomy and physiology, reproductive cycles, hormonal relationships, fertility evaluation, a.i., breeding behavior modification and much more.
The seminar is conducted by Equine-Reproduction.com, the largest website in the world devoted entirely to equine reproduction.
The equine industry generates more than 100,000 jobs and contributes $4-billion to Kentucky’s economy each year, which means that horses aren’t the only ones who look forward to the success of the breeding season. Perhaps more importantly, the breeding season results in foals running and sunning in green pastures each spring, which is enough to bring tears to the eyes and hope to the hearts of even the most jaded Kentuckian and tourist.
For a list of Equine Reproduction Seminar topics, prices, more information and registration, contact Kathy St. Martin at 720-272-5998 or visit their website at www.equine-reproduction.com.
Admission to the Kentucky Horse Park through October 31 is $14 for adults, $9 for children 7-12. Open daily. New Seasonal Hours and Rates: November 1-March 14 admission $9 for adults, $6 for children 7-12. Children six and under are always admitted free of charge. Open from 9 am until 5 pm Wednesday through Sunday. Admission 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.