Kentucky Horse Park
CITY SLICKERS

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 31, 2007  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209 ext 209, crullman@kyhorsepark.com  


LEXINGTON, KY (August 31, 2007) Parents and kids are invited to spend a day together learning to work with horses in the Kentucky Horse Park’s new one-day program called City Slickers, Sep 22 from 9am to 4pm.  It’s a great event for a mother and daughter, a father and son, or any other combination.  Participants will learn to lead, groom, tack-up and ride horses.  The park will provide a box lunch and a hay ride to the cross country course.

 

The cost for the day is $85 per pair.  Additional family members can be added for $30.  The program is limited to the first 12 people who register, and participants must be at least 8-years-old.

 

For information, contact the Education Department at the Kentucky Horse Park at 859-259-4263 or email Education@kyhorsepark.com.

 

Park Hours and Rates: From March 15 through October 31, the park is open seven days a week.  Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children 7-12.  Children six and under are always admitted free of charge.  Admission includes the International Museum of the Horse – In Association with the Smithsonian Institution - and the American Saddlebred Museum.

 

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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 nearly 900,000 visitors and campers, as well as 15,000 competition horses in more than 100 special events and horse shows in 2006.  The park is home to the National Horse Center which comprises more than 30 national and regional equine organizations.   Located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park is The place to get close to horses.   Open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.