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Press Release Date:  August 11, 2004
Contact:  Cindy Rullman, (859)259-4209,

          LEXINGTON, KY – Dogs from across Kentucky will return to the Kentucky Horse Park for the Bluegrass Classic Dog Show, August 26-29.  Sanctioned by the American Kennel Club, and hosted by the Lexington, Northern Kentucky, River City, Louisville, Owensboro, and Mid-Kentucky Kennel Clubs, the show will feature over 150 different dog breeds from all over the world and over 10,000 entries over the course of four days.


Classes will include conformation and obedience.  During the obedience portion, judges allot two minutes for each dog to demonstrate specific maneuvers on command including heel, stay and retrieve.


          Visitors will have the opportunity to see and learn about popular breeds as well as dog breeds not often seen in Central Kentucky. 


          For more information on the Bluegrass Classic Dog Show, contact Betty Pomeroy (513) 831-4222.  A separate admission will be charged for the dog show events.


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






          The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/ educational 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: Thursday, August 19, 2004