Kentucky Horse Park

Press Release Date:  Friday, July 01, 2005  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209,  

          LEXINGTON, KY (June 30, 2005)  There are more than 9-million horses in the United States, yet only one, Fire Magic, is a registered Chestnut Friesian, and he is coming to the Kentucky Horse Park for Breyerfest, July 29-31.

          John Nicholson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park observed, “Friesians are magnificent animals, so for us to have an opportunity to present a rare, red Friesian, along with a number of other Friesians,  to our visitors  is quite an honor for our park.  Breyerfest will also showcase several other celebrity horses and interesting breeds all weekend, so we encourage the public to attend and enjoy a special event.”

          Fire Magic is an amazing stallion, whose coat is a burnished red and is said to have "feet of flames."  He is one of the stars of the Magical World of Dancing Horses, a traveling equine show. 

          Fire Magic is also the inspiration for the 2005 Breyerfest Celebration Horse model, which will be featured at Breyerfest.  He is owned by Dianne Olds Rossi, who is widely recognized as a trainer of the equestrian art of haute ecole dressage and an expert of the piaffe and passage. 

          Park guests will marvel at the brilliance and exactness of Ms. Rossi’s horses. Watching Fire Magic is included with Kentucky Horse Park admission.

          For more information and a schedule of events for Breyerfest, email them at or call 859-259-4219. 

           Editor’s Note:  A high-res, excellent photo of Fire Magic is available for use in your publication by emailing

          The Kentucky Horse Park is open seven days a week, from 9 am to 5 pm.  Admission is $14 for adults, $7 for children ages 7-12 and free for children six and under.   Most Breyerfest activities are included with KHP admission, however, a separate admission fee is charged for participation in Breyerfest classes and competitions.


          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 more than 900,000 visitors and 15,000 competition horses in 80 special events and horse shows in 2004.  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.