Kentucky Horse Park
MEDIA INVITATION

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, May 19, 2009  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209 ext 209, Cindy.Rullman@ky.gov  


WHO:  The Kentucky Dressage Association (KDA)

 

WHAT:  Freestyle Dressage Performances during the KDA Show

 

WHEN:  Saturday, May 23, 6:30pm

 

WHERE:  Dressage complex at the Kentucky Horse Park (inside the old racetrack behind Visitor Information Center and the museum)

 

WHY:  Freestyle Dressage is one of the most beautiful of all equestrian disciplines, and this event will take place in a relaxed atmosphere, outside on a lovely Spring evening.  Known as "ballet on horseback,"  freestyle dressage pairs horses and their riders in performances which are choreographed to music.  It will be one of the competitions during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. To view the gold medal-winning performance at the 2006 WEG in Aachen, go to:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKQgTiqhPbw.  

 

HOW:  Media and guests are asked to park in the main parking lot and walk through the courtyard to the Dressage Complex.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating (optional).  Your media contact, Sheila Woerth, will be available to answer your questions, discuss this discipline, and to talk about the improvements that have been made to the footing in the Kentucky Horse Park's Dressage Complex.


 

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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 Tourism, Arts and Heritage 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 2008.  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.