Kentucky Horse Park

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 30, 2006  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209 ext 209,  

          LEXINGTON, KY (June 30, 2006)  Two charities will be the beneficiaries of the second annual Polo in the Park, July 6-Aug 6, presented by Mt. Brilliant Polo and the Kentucky Horse Park.


           The polo series, which will take place at the park, will include the Crab Orchard Invitational 14-Goal, presented by NTRA Polo Plus and John Deere, July 6-16 and the Kentucky Horse Park Invitational 8-Goal, July 17-Aug 6, presented by the International Polo Club, which will benefit the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. 


            The goal this year is to establish Lexington as a top polo destination and to raise awareness and funds for the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, which is the non-profit fundraising arm of the park. 


            Seven teams will be vying for the Crab Orchard Invitational, including Orchard Hill (Ada, MI), which was the runner-up in the 2006 U.S. Open.  Ten teams will compete for the Kentucky Horse Park Invitational, including defending champions Tres Vinos from Lexington.  Polo in the Park is pleased to note that in addition to NTRA Polo Plus and John Deere, the award for Best Player will be presented by Porsche of Lexington, and the Best Playing Pony award will be presented by Lubrisyn.


            Games will be held Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10am and 5pm, with the exception of Saturday, July 8 which will be played at 4:30pm. Money raised through the sale of souvenirs, available at all games and in the gift shop, will also benefit Central Kentucky Riding for Hope and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.


            Mt. Brilliant Polo is a Lexington, Kentucky-based group whose mission is to promote the fun and family atmosphere of polo. 


            For more information on Polo in the Park, contact Gay Fisher at 859-293-1991 or  For information on the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, click on  For information on Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, click on


Park Hours and Rates: From March 15-October 31, the park is open seven days a week.  Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children 7-12.  Children six and under are always admitted free of charge.  Admission includes the American Saddlebred Museum.


Editor’s Note:  High resolution photos of polo in the park by Jennifer Munson are available for use with this release in your publication by emailing





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 nearly 900,000 visitors and 15,000 competition horses in more than 100 special events and horse shows in 2005.  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.