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Press Release Date:  September 20, 2004
Contact:  Cindy Rullman, 859/259-4209,


            LEXINGTON, KY -  A record number of more than 60 special Olympians and their horses from across the state will meet at the Kentucky Horse Park on October 10 for a day of competition.


            Riders will compete in Working Trails, Dressage, English and Western Equitation and Pole Bending classes.  Within each class, different ability levels are offered.  There are classes for beginner riders or those of lower skill levels.  There are also classes offered for the more skilled or accomplished rider.


            The event will begin at 9:00am and go through mid-afternoon.


            As is the case with countless charities throughout the state, the Special Olympics Horse Show receives strong financial support from the equine industry, including USA Equestrian, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, KTOBA, Blandford Stud and Pin Oak Stud.  Other sponsors include Texas Roadhouse, Kroger, Now Corning, Law Enforcement Torch Run.


            For more information on the Special Olympics Kentucky State Equestrian Competition, contact Show Manager Josh Cox or Mark Buerger, Communications Director for the Special Olympics Kentucky at 502-695-8222 or view their website at


            Admission to the Kentucky Horse Park through October 31 is $14 for adults and  $7 for children ages 7-12.   Admission includes the American Saddlebred Museum.  Admission on October 10 will include the Special Olympics Competition.




                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: Tuesday, September 21, 2004