LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man‘s relationship with the horse throughout history.
Its 1,200 acres are more than adequate to stage all of the competitions required for these Games. More than 900,000 visitors and exhibitors utilize the Kentucky Horse Park annually.
While many people recognize the park as the world‘s most comprehensive equestrian theme park and educational center, few realize that over the past 27 years it has evolved into the finest equestrian show facility in North America.
Throughout the year, more than 60 equine competitions are held on the grounds along with more than 200 other events including soccer tournaments, dog shows and concerts.
Current park facilities (prior to upgrades for Games):
-1,084 event stalls
-Seven warm-up rings
-Three outdoor stadiums
-A cross country/marathon course
-Three outdoor show rings
-One indoor arena
-Five dressage rings
-Four polo fields
-A quarter-mile training track
-A steeplechase course
Just in time for the Games:
-The Kentucky Horse Park will take the lead role in permanent venue plans.
-New 6,000-seat, indoor, climate-controlled arena.
-New 8,000-10,000 permanent-seat outdoor stadium is in the planning process. The World Games Foundation will provide approximately 20,000 temporary seats for 2010.
-Resort hotel and conference center
-Park-wide road improvements
For more information: www.kyhorsepark.com.
Information courtesy of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
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