Kentucky Horse Park
That's Going to Need a REALLY BIG Band-Aid!

Press Release Date:  Monday, June 06, 2005  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209, crullman@kyhorsepark.com  


          LEXINGTON, KY (June 6, 2005)  The Kentucky Horse Park is pleased to announce a seminar called First Aid for Horses – Have You Called Your Vet Today?” on June 8, sponsored by the Pyramid Society. 

          The First Aid for Horses seminar will be led by Dr. Jeffery LaPoint, a graduate of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. LaPoint is also a Dentistry Consultant at Cornell.  He will explain the ways in which a little knowledge and planning can equip a horse owner or caretaker to properly handle most situations until a veterinarian arrives on the scene.  Topics will include the signs of colic, what to do if your horse is lame, items to include in an equine first aid kit, and how to properly bandage a wound if necessary.

          John Nicholson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park had this to say, “For all their strength and durability, horses can, ironically, become very ill or seriously injured quite easily.  That’s why we are so pleased that the Pyramid Society is offering this First Aid for Horses seminar free of charge to the public.  It could mean the difference between life and death someday for one of these magnificent creatures.”

          The First Aid for Horses seminar is part of the Egyptian Event, and will take place in the Patron’s Lounge from 8 am to 9:15 am.   The Pyramid Society will also offer several more seminars on other topics during the Egyptian Event. For information, contact the Pyramid Society at 859-231-0771, info@pyramidsociety.org or click on their website at www.pyramidsociety.org.
   
          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.   Admission includes the Kentucky Bloodlines exhibition 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 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.