Kentucky Horse Park
MEDIA ALERT: 4,800 Kentucky Kids to See Special, Live Equine Performance as Part of Literacy Program

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, March 27, 2012  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-42090, Cindy.Rullman@ky.gov  


    
WHO: First Lady Jane Beshear, the Kentucky Horse Park, and 4,800 fourth-graders from central Kentucky schools  

WHAT:  Original equine production written and choreographed especially for the children participating in the Kentucky Horse Park Literacy Program.  Professional equine entertainers such as Dan James, of Australia, and Clay Maier, of the U.S., will perform.

WHEN: Thursday, Mar 29, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

WHERE: Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena

WHY: Approximately 6,000 first- and fourth-grade students from 55 schools in Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Grant, Madison, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford counties are in enrolled in this year’s Kentucky Horse Park Literacy Program, which combines horse-themed books and experiences with live horses to inspire a lifelong love of horses and reading. The fourth-graders will attend this production, which will complement their reading assignment of Michael Morpurgo's "War Horse."  Read the full press release.

HOW: Members of the media should go directly to the Alltech Arena.  This event is closed to the public.  Please contact Cindy Rullman if you have questions: Cindy.Rullman@ky.gov or 859-259-4209.