Kentucky Horse Park
LASSOING A GREAT TIME!

Press Release Date:  Thursday, October 06, 2005  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209, crullman@kyhorsepark.com  


          LEXINGTON, KY (Oct 6, 2005) Pull on your boots and mosey over to the Kentucky Horse Park for the Kentucky Horse Park Pro Rodeo, Oct 21-22

          This Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association – sanctioned event is the last scheduled rodeo before the Great Lakes Circuit Finals.  Events include bareback bronc, steer wrestling, saddle bronc, calf roping, barrel racing and bull riding. The first 1,500 people through the gate each night will receive a scratch-off ticket for a chance to win a year’s worth of hamburger, compliments of Hamburger Helper.  A portion of the proceeds from the rodeo will go to Central Kentucky Riding for Hope and Rodeo Scholarships, Inc. 

           An equine veterinarian will be on the grounds at all times during both nights of the rodeo. 

          The nights’ entertainment will include announcing and color commentary by the famous Roger Mooney and the antics of well-known rodeo clown, Rockin’ Robbie Hodges.  The Kentucky Horse Park’s own Denny Chapman, star of the Best of the West Show, will open the rodeo each night, and each attendant will be eligible for prize give-a-ways throughout the evening.

          Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 6-12.  Advance tickets available at the Kentucky Horse Park, Bluegrass Boots and Saddles, and The Boot Store. 

          The Kentucky Horse Park Pro Rodeo begins at 7 pm both nights.  For information call 859-259-4219. 

          The Kentucky Horse Park is open seven days a week through October 31, from 9 am to 5 pm.  Admission is $14 for adults, $7 for children ages 7-12 and free for children six and under.   Admission includes the American Saddlebred Museum.

          Editor’s Note:  A high-resolution rodeo action photo is available for use in your publication by emailing crullman@kyhorsepark.com.  Interviews are encouraged with Scott Conlee, a cowboy from Winchester, Kentucky, who will be competing in this event by contacting him at 859-744-3427.

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          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 more than 900,000 visitors and 15,000 competition horses in 80 special events and horse shows in 2004.  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.