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



Help the Kentucky Horse Park win a new Toyota Tundra to care for our horses!

Posted in Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation at 6:00 pm by EPR

The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation is a Finalist for Toyota’s 100
Cars for Good Program.   And w
ith your help,
e can win a new Toyota Tundra full size pickup truck for the
Kentucky Horse Park!
Please forward this email to all of your friends and encourage them
to vote for the Kentucky Horse Park at
www.100carsforgood.com on Sunday, May 20!Voting for the
Kentucky Horse Park is only open from 10 am to
midnight EDT on Sunday, May 20!

Why do we need a truck?  To care for our horses and maintain
the park’s grounds!  
For more information, watch this fun video:

идея за подарък


16 Nights. 48 Chefs. Once-in-a-Lifetime Culinary Experiences.

Posted in 2010 Games, Events, Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, World Equestrian Games at 12:16 pm by Thomas

Celebrity Chef Dinner Series
Celebrates 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

New York, N.Y.—America’s leading chefs are partnering with the world’s most prestigious equestrian competition to showcase the country’s rich culinary heritage for 16 nights during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, with Cookin’ in the Bluegrass: A Celebrity Chef Dinner Series.

The James Beard Foundation has partnered with the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games for Cookin’ in the Bluegrass.  This dinner series will occur each night from September 25-October 10, 2010 in Lexington, Ky., as the Kentucky Horse Park hosts the world championships in eight equestrian sports.

Each dinner will feature two celebrity chefs, many of whom are James Beard Award-winners, and one local or Kentucky-based chef, cooking side-by-side at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Farmhouse restaurant.  Each night, 80 guests will enjoy dining experiences that replicate the sumptuous dinners held at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City.

Tickets for Cookin’ in the Bluegrass will be available for purchase in early 2010 at www.alltechfeigames.com.  Prices have not been finalized.

Current Participating Chefs include:
John Besh, Restaurant August, New Orleans, La.
Philippe Boulot, the Heathman at the Heathman Hotel, Portland, Ore.
Clifford Buittano and Anne Quatrano, Bacchanalia, Atlanta, Ga.
Sanford D’Amato, Sanford Restaurant, Milwaukee, Minn.
Roberto Donna, Galileo, Washington, DC
Jose Garces, 2009 Iron Chef Winner, Amada, Philadelphia; Pa.
Mark Kiffin, The Compound restaurant, Santa Fe, N.M.
Mike Lata, Fig, Charleston, S.C.
Christopher Lee, Aureole, New York City, N.Y.
Emily Luchetti, Farallon Restaurant, San Francisco, Calif.
George Mavrothalassaitis, Chef Mavro Restaurant, Honolulu, HI
Nancy Oakes, Boulevard restaurant, San Francisco, Calif.
Vitaly Paley, Paley’s Place Bistro and Bar, Portland, Ore.
Joachim B. Splichal, Patina Restaurant Group, New York, NY.
Mark Vetri, Vetri, Philadelphia, Pa.

“The James Beard Foundation is honored to be part of an event that allows a diverse group of chefs to share their culinary points of view with a whole new audience,” said Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation.  “Our 2010 Games dinners will pair the best local and national chefs in America’s great southern region, where we celebrate so many of our nation’s deepest culinary roots.”

In spring 2010 the James Beard Foundation will offer a coinciding “Bluegrass Experience” at the James Beard House in New York to honor the World Equestrian Games culinary events.

Sponsors include the Kentucky Proud Program, dedicated to marketing Kentucky-made or –grown food products (funded in part by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund and administered by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture).  From local farmers to brewers, distillers, growers and cheese-makers, Kentucky Proud represents an array of local products distributed throughout the world.  Kentucky Proud will facilitate the use of fresh, local ingredients every night of Cookin’ in the Bluegrass.

Proceeds from Cookin’ in the Bluegrass will benefit the James Beard Foundation, The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, and the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.  

About the James Beard Foundation

Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and nurturing America’s culinary heritage and diversity in order to elevate the appreciation of our culinary excellence. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. Today, the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships to culinary schools, and publications, and by maintaining the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit www.jamesbeard.org. Find insights on food at the James Beard Foundation’s blog Delights & Prejudices. Join the James Beard Foundation on Facebook. Follow the James Beard Foundation on Twitter.

About the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation

Since its inception in 1985 the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and a prestigious board has been fulfilling its mission to become the unquestioned leading equestrian facility of its kind in the world and continues to provide funding for the park’s facilities such as show rings and barns for equine competitions, horses and carriages, costumes, signage, demographic research, land surveys, and publications.


Volunteer Update

Posted in Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, Updates, Volunteerism at 9:39 pm by Thomas

Wanted to provide an update on my volunteering activities at the Kentucky Horse Park as I have now volunteered 3 Saturdays and can report with a little more of an informed position.

I took an assignment in the Parade of Breeds Barn because for a horse person it is one of the coolest aspects of the park. So far my duties have included holding horses for the farrier, a very necessary job though not the most exciting, bringing in horses from out in their pastures, grooming horses and working the gates during the shows. The full time staff has been wonderful and very helpful to work with while I learn my way around the barn. The horses have also been great and its like any other barn I have worked in that they all have their own distinctive personalities.

So far my experience has been great, no surprise there, and as always I recommend others to give it a shot. That is one last thing I should say about volunteering, is there is nothing run with giving it a try and deciding afterwards that it is not for you, its better to give it a try and decide its not for you then to never try and never know if you are missing out on a great experience in your life.

I have some other updates concerning other things going on with the group and the games that I will have to get posted soon so stay tuned and thanks for all of your interest in our humble endeavor.

Thomas Demond
Founder KYWEGO


Volunteering at the Kentucky Horse Park. A+

Posted in Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, Volunteerism at 1:55 pm by Thomas

I finally made the time to get out to the Kentucky Horse Park last week for an
interview with the Director of Volunteers about volunteering myself. The Director
of Volunteers, Georgina “Gina” Beare was delightful in personality and very
knowledgeable of the Horse Park. She has put together a volunteer program that
looks to be very well organized and designed to be flexible to meet the needs
of the volunteers and the Horse Park . I came away definitely energized to
volunteer and feeling good that my volunteering could
make a difference. Now I just have to fill out a little paper work and decide
in which position I want to volunteer.

So I want to encourage as many of you as possible to do the same, whether you
are a horse person or not there is a wide range of volunteer positions, and if just
the pure act of volunteering isn’t enough, there are perks provided to recognize
your help.

Gina’s contact information is below:
(859) 259-4267 or (800) 678-8813 Ext. 267

The volunteer program is wholly supported by the
Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and does not use tax payer money.
The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation’s mission is to “expand and enhance the
Kentucky Horse Park” . The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation fills a great need
in that the Commonwealth of Kentucky budgets limited funds primarily for the maintenance of the Horse Park. It is with private donations and the support of
volunteers that the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation works to make the
Kentucky Horse Park a premiere equine facility that continues to attract
large numbers of tourist every year that makes it vital to the economy of

So again, I would like to encourage all of you with an interest in volunteering
for a good cause to contact Gina and see how you can make a difference.

As always thanks for your support.

Thomas Demond
Founder KYWEGO

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