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Press Release Date:  July 26, 2004
Contact:  Lisa Jackson, 859/259-4224,


          LEXINGTON, KY - Kids are the focus at the Kentucky Horse Park during the 7th Annual Kid’s Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 7 and 8.  The weekend features a full schedule of exciting and educational activities in addition to all of the regular activities throughout the park.


          New to this year’s event is the Babies R Us Back to School/End of Summer Fashion Show, which will be held on Saturday, August 7, at 10 am.  Sponsored by Babies R Us, Kids R Us, Michael’s, and Lundy’s Special Event Company, babies and young children from the Lexington area will show off the latest fall fashions.


         The 3rd Annual Kid’s Weekend Talent Contest will be held on Sunday, August 8, at 11 am.  Prize packages will be awarded in each of the contests consisting of a trophy and guest appearances at future park events, as well as Family Memberships to the Kentucky Horse Park.  The Kid’s Weekend Talent Competition is open to anyone ages 3-17, and registrations for the talent contest will still be accepted through August 2. 


         Kid’s will also have fun learning getting their faces painted, participating in a scavenger hunt, painting horseshoes, “racing” stick horses, or taking a ride on the Mini-Train Express.  Pony rides and other “action” attractions are also available for an additional charge.


         The fun will continue throughout the weekend with entertainment by Talia Kendrick, Jordan Leigh Young, The Rock Steady Cloggers, and the First Place winners from last year’s talent contest Roxanne Spangler Baker and Will Georgian.  These entertainers will bring a unique flavor to Kid’s Weekend, as they are all kids themselves.


For more information on Kid’s Weekend, contact Amity Brannock at (859) 259-4225 or  Admission to the Kentucky Horse Park for Kid’s Weekend is $14 for adults and FREE for children 12 and under.  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: Tuesday, July 27, 2004