Kentucky Horse Park
MEDIA ADVISORY - The Black Stallion Show Media Opportunity

Press Release Date:  Monday, May 09, 2011  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman
859-259-4209
Cindy.Rullman@ky.gov

Mollie Jameson
859-509-1915
molliejam@gmail.com
 


WHO:  The Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, Little Foundation, UKHealthcare Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Kentucky Bank, and Kentucky Thoroughbred Association.

WHAT:  Four thousand fourth graders from the Lexington and surrounding counties are currently reading Walter Farley’s book, "The Black Stallion," through a partnership between the Kentucky Horse Park, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and the Black Stallion Literacy Program.   Next, during a trip to the Kentucky Horse Park, the fourth graders will experience the book in a new way.  Notable scenes from the book will come to life as professional performers and horses from Arabian Nights (Orlando, Florida) will perform scenes from the childhood favorite and dazzle the audience with daredevil stunts in The Black Stallion Literacy Show.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, May 11, 12pm
 
WHERE: Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park
 
WHY:   The purpose is to inspire children to discover the joys of reading and the excitement of learning through the wonders of live horses and Walter Farley’s The Black Stallion books. 
 
HOW:  Members of the media, please park at the Alltech Arena.  When you go in the front entrance, look for a volunteer with a Media sign for assistance.

There will also be a press conference at 11am at The Farmhouse regarding the Alltech National Horse Show, so please plan to attend both.