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Press Release Date:  December 1, 2004
Contact:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209,

            LEXINGTON, KY  (December 1, 2004) Which sounds like more fun and less stress:  fighting bumper-to-bumper traffic for a white-knuckled holiday shopping frenzy (feel the tension creeping up the back of your neck?) or taking a pretty, leisurely holiday shopping drive through the trees, over the creek, along white fences to the Kentucky Horse Park’s gift shop?  

            The lovely, award-winning gift shop at the Kentucky Horse Park has announced its extended shopping hours.  In addition to the daytime park schedule, the gift shop will be open every evening from 5:30 until 10 pm through December 23 as part of the Southern Lights Festival.
            Unique gifts for every horse lover in every family and social circle are available as well as beautiful non-equine gifts and Kentucky crafts for everyone else.  Presents for every age and nearly every interest can be plucked off the shelves in a relaxed, trauma-free environment where parking is easy and the staff is glad to see every guest.  Smiling horses will also greet shoppers from their paddocks along the route.

            According to Pat Warren, who has been the gift shop manager for 8 years, “We offer gift items that are not available in other stores.  There is something for everyone in every price range.  My staff is very professional and dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers.”  The gift shop offers a personal shopper, free gift wrapping, corporate gifts, telephone orders, UPS shipping and 24/7 internet shopping at

            No admission fee is charged for those shoppers who only want to visit the gift shop and not tour the rest of the park during daytime park hours.  For more information call 859-259-4234.

            New Seasonal Hours and Rates:  November 1-March 14 daytime park admission is $9 for adults, $6 for children 7-12.  Children six and under are always admitted free of charge.  Open from 9 am until 5 pm Wednesday through Sunday. Admission includes the American Saddlebred Museum.  Separate admission for Southern Lights.


           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: Wednesday, December 01, 2004