LEXINGTON, KY (April 20, 2005) Less than a week old and already weighing at least 130 pounds (he’s just big-boned), Edith’s much-anticipated, new baby boy hit the ground with quite a thud last week.
Edith is a Percheron mare at the Kentucky Horse Park, and the stork dropped her little bundle of joy amidst much effort and fanfare. The baby’s daddy is a Standardbred, so the blessed event has produced a big baby with a nice personality named Buford.
Mother and baby will be receiving guests during the Mare and Foal Show at the Kentucky Horse Park, beginning May 31, or at their stall every day, which is included with park admission. They will be joined by an adorable mule colt named Juno, who has almond eyes, an impressive set of ears, was born on March 11 and already has his own pet goat.
Admission is $14 for adults, $7 for children ages 7-12 and free for children six and under. The park is open seven days a week, from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission also includes the Kentucky Bloodlines exhibition and 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.