Kentucky Horse Park
SIX-TIME OLYMPIAN TO LEAD DRESSAGE SYMPOSIUM

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, January 10, 2006  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209 ext 209, crullman@kyhorsepark.com  


          LEXINGTON, KY (January 10, 2006)  Robert Dover, six-time Olympian and legendary Grand Prix Freestylist, will lead the 2006 Kentucky Horse Park All-American Freestyle Symposium on April 21-23 at the park in Lexington, Kentucky.

          In addition to Mr. Dover’s expertise, panelists will include Freestyle Design Specialists Marlene Whitaker and Terry Ciatto-Gallo, along with international dressage judge, Col. Axel Steiner, who will explore the artistic marks of the freestyle tests through the levels.

          The symposium will also include a trade show, horse farm tours and a number of other outstanding events:

         The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will hold its Judges’ Forum Apr 19-21, which is by invitation only. 

          Internationally-renowned Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital will hold a lecture series on the Care of the Dressage Horse for Maximum Performance on Apr 21 from 2pm to 4pm, with keynote speaker Dr. Hilary Clayton. Cost is $15.
 
          The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) will hold its USDF National Education Center ribbon-cutting and opening reception on Apr 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the park.

          A special evening gala freestyle performance, choreographed with a live performance by the Lexington Philharmonic, EQUUS…Rhythm of the Dance II, on Apr 22 at 6pm will include a magnificent gourmet meal.

          For more information and registration forms, email sherryd.logan@ky.gov, call 800-678-8813 ext 219 or click on www.kyhorsepark.com/khp/events/2006%20printable%20registration.pdf.
 
           Hours and Rates: November 1-March 14 the Kentucky Horse Park is open 9am until 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday admission is $9 for adults, $6 for children 7-12.  Children six and under are always admitted free of charge.  From March 15-October 31, the park is open seven days a week.  Admission then is $15 for adults, $9 for children 7-12.  Admission includes most dog shows and always includes the American Saddlebred Museum.

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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.