Kentucky Horse Park

Press Release Date:  Thursday, July 14, 2005  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209,  

          LEXINGTON, KY (re-released July 14, 2005) Knee-high to a grasshopper, the typical Miniature Horse is adorable, cuddly, talented, friendly, shorter than a yardstick, competitive and a good pet.  Minis come in a variety of colors, with a wide range of skills.  They can run, jump, drive buggies and watch movies with you while snuggling on the sofa. 

          Approximately 300 of these marvelous Miniature Horses and Shetland Ponies will compete at the Kentucky Horse Park in the National Shetland Pony, Miniature Horse and Show Pony Show, July 14-16, sponsored by the American Shetland Pony Club, the American Miniature Horse Registry and the American Show Pony Registry, will pit 300 diminutive equines against one another in halter and performance classes.  

          Some of the best Shetland Ponies and Miniature Horses in the nation, including Hall of Fame Shetland Pony “Briarwood Cadillac Mac,” will compete in this event.

          The show is included with Kentucky Horse Park admission.

          For more information on the National Shetland Pony, Miniature Horse and Show Pony Show, contact Stephen Henderson at 859-623-4701, email or click on

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          The Kentucky Horse Park is open 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 both Miniature Horse shows 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 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.