Kentucky Horse Park
John Lyons Symposium CANCELLED

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, December 15, 2009  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209 ext 209, Cindy.Rullman@ky.gov  


           LEXINGTON, KY (December 15, 2009) The Kentucky Horse Park is announcing that it will cancel the "Circle of Champions: A John Lyons Symposium" which was slated for January 16-17.  The "Silk Scarf Affair" reception and gala dinner honoring Kentucky’s First Lady Jane Beshear, with special guest John Lyons, will take place as planned at the park the evening of January 16, hosted by the Center for Women in Racing.

          The economy and the holidays are the reasons cited for the cancellation. 
 
          For tickets and information on the "Silk Scarf Affair" honoring the First Lady, contact the Center for Women in Racing at 859-987-2258, email
bethlehemfarmky@bellsouth.net  or click on http://www.kyhorsepark.com/pdf/news/news_5125348sZaa5t3E2P3s9X.pdf.

          EDITORS:  Please remove the John Lyons Symposium listing from your calendars.  Thank you. 

                                                                    -30-

          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 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and 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.