06.30.13

Cross Country Day Survey.

Posted in Attractions, Discussion, Kentucky Horse Park, Schooling Day at 7:19 pm by Thomas

I am sure most of you who go out to the Kentucky Horse Park for the Cross Country Schooling days have already seen the notice that next Sunday’s (July 7th) Schooling Day has been cancelled.  I recently finished my first Dressage Show with my new horse Di’s Dr. Schumocker(TJ Monty) and was hoping to get out there next weekend just to hack around a bit and see how how he did.  So now we are left with a single remaining date, Saturday September 7th, so expecting the turn out to be pretty good based on what I hear from others as I have not had to opportunity to make one of these in the past.  So I am planning on getting out there for that last date, because it should be fun and this would be a great event to ask those of you who do these both your thoughts on what is more important for Kentucky as Horse Capital of the World, getting the World Equestrian Games back at some future date, say 2022 or 2026 or focusing on these kind of smaller fun uses of our equine facilities and really promoting Kentucky as a State that horse people come for a vacation with their horses.  I know many of you will say why don’t we do both, and I think that question comes down to utilizing a finite amount of resources to their maximum potential and that is usually best served by a focused goal of what you want to accomplish.  I will put a survey together with questions that more clearly ask the specific questions related to that base question.

Kentucky Colonel
Thomas P. Demond

05.05.13

The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation Presents Cross Country Schooling Days

Posted in Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, Schooling Day at 6:18 pm by EPR

Tomorrow’s Schooling day has been cancelled due to the heavy rain that has been occurring and is expected to continue through tomorrow.  Tuesday is still a go the last we heard

2013 Schooling Days

Tuesday, May 7

Saturday, June 1

Sunday, July 7

Saturday, September 7

Two sessions per day:

Weekday sessions:

12 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Weekend sessions:

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

For only $35 per horse and rider for a four-hour session, you can treat yourself and your horse to this unique training opportunity. With obstacles from novice to advanced, and combinations similar to those found in competitions, all skill levels are welcome. All proceeds raised from this event help the foundation continue to maintain and improve the competition facilities year-round.

From the registration fee, $20 will be considered a charitable donation, and all participants will receive a tax receipt for that amount.

Stabling is available, but not guaranteed for all schooling days. For riders who are not stabling at the park, a one-day $20 trailer pass or $75 seasonal trailer pass must be purchased at registration. Seasonal trailer passes may also be purchased in advance.

On-site registration

A current coggins and health certificate are required and will be checked upon arrival at the park

All riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved helmet, body-protecting vest, and approved medical armband

For advanced purchase of a seasonal trailer pass, call 859-259-4225

For stabling inquiries, call 859-259-4219

In case of inclement weather, call 859-255-5727

All other questions, please call the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation at

859-255-5727