Kentucky Horse Park

Press Release Date:  Monday, July 13, 2009  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209 ext 209,  

WHO:  John Nicholson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park, together with special guests Governor and Mrs. Steven L. Beshear

WHAT:  Official opening of the Kentucky Horse Park’s new Indoor Arena

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 15, 10am

WHERE:  Indoor Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park

WHY:  The new $46 million Indoor Arena is one major component of a master capital improvement plan at the Kentucky Horse Park which has already attracted large horse shows to Kentucky from other states, and will continue to bring new business to the commonwealth.

HOW:  Media, please tell the parking booth attendant that you are attending the press conference, then take the roundabout to the left to Cigar Lane and follow the signs to the Indoor Arena.  Open to the public.


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.