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Press Release Date:  May 3, 2005

Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209,



          LEXINGTON, KY (May 3, 2005).  The 14th Annual Kentucky High School Rodeo will take place May 27-29 at the Kentucky Horse Park with local celebrities competing against high school students in cutting contests and 150 horses from Kentucky and surrounding states.  Celebrities currently scheduled to appear included Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Steve Cauthen and jockey Patricia Cooksey.

          Sponsored by Rodeo Scholarships, Inc., the rodeo will raise money for scholarships awarded to students at the Kentucky State Finals Rodeo.  Scholarships will also be awarded to the All Around Cowboy and Cowgirl as well as the Reserve All Around Cowgirl and Cowgirl.  More than 6,000 people are expected to attend this rodeo at the park, which also includes a trade show.

          This will be the final professional rodeo appearance by a horse named Peanut, who will be retiring.  Peanut is in his mid to late twenties and has been active in calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, goat tying, breakaway roping and other rodeo activities for much of his life.  He is the beloved horse of the Tynes family, whose son Daryl has earned the title of All Around Cowboy at the Kentucky State Finals Rodeo for three years.  Daryl is currently leading in points for All Around Cowboy in this, his final year in high school rodeo. 

          Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students.  The rodeo begins at 6 pm on Friday and Saturday, May 27-28 and at 2 pm on Sunday, May 29.

          For information, contact Rejeana Thompson, 502-863-7575 ext 328 or  Visit the Kentucky High School Rodeo Association website at
          Editor’s Note:  A photo of “goat tying” at the Kentucky High School Rodeo is available for use in your publication by emailing

          The Kentucky Horse Park is open seven days a week, 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 Kentucky Bloodlines exhibition 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 visitors and 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.



Last updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2005