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Press Release Date:  October 29, 2004
Contact:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209,

            LEXINGTON, KY  (October 29, 2004) Now that Governor Ernie Fletcher has unveiled four choices for Kentucky’s new identity, the public is invited to make the final selection by popular vote.

            One of the voting locations is the Kentucky Horse Park.  “Since three of the four brand choices include our state’s unofficial symbol, the horse, we are very pleased to welcome the public to visit the Kentucky Horse Park to cast their ballots.  We believe our ‘horse precinct’ is the best place to exercise your right as a citizen to choose one of the brands” said John Nicholson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park. 

            He continued, “While you are here to vote, we welcome you to tour the park and see some of our state’s outstanding horses up close.  Pat a graceful neck, rub a soft nose or just stand back and admire one of these beautiful creatures over a fence and you will immediately see why we’re ‘stumping’ for one of the horse brands to be elected.” 

            If you think it’s about time for a fun election, ballots are available in the Visitor’s Information Center at the Kentucky Horse Park during park hours.

            New Seasonal Hours and Rates:  November 1-March 14 admission is $9 for adults, $6 for children 7-12.  Children six and under are always admitted free of charge.  Open from 9 am until 5 pm Wednesday through Sunday. Admission includes the American Saddlebred Museum. 


            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 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: Sunday, October 31, 2004