Lexington, KY - The Kentucky Horse Park is pleased to announce the return of Cross Country Schooling Days for riders who want to work their horses on the park's world-famous course.
Cross Country Schooling Days are a fundraiser for the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and cost only $35 per session. Proceeds raised through this event help the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation continue to maintain and improve the facilities and grounds year-round for all equine competitors at the Kentucky Horse Park. From the registration fee, $20 will be considered a charitable donation, and all participants will receive a tax receipt for that amount.
There will be two sessions per day. Weekend times are 8 a.m. to noon, and noon to 4 p.m. Weekday session times are noon to 4 p.m., and 4 to 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 15
Wednesday, June 1
Wednesday, June 29
Saturday, August 13
Saturday, September 10
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 passes may also be purchased by calling 859-259-4225. Stabling may not be available for all schooling days.
Riders will also have an opportunity to earn a free schooling session by helping the park continue its clean-up from the 2010Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Participants are asked to pick up one 32-gallon trash bag of litter in exchange for one free schooling session of their choice. The park will provide the trash bag. The dates for this will be Saturday, March 12 and 19, 8am to 5pm.
For more information about stabling, please contact Nicole Rivera at 859-259-4219, ext 4219. All other inquiries should be directed to the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation at 859-255-5727.
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 Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet that hosted more than 1,000,000 visitors and campers, as well as 15,000 competition horses in more than 100 special events and horse shows in 2010. The park is home to the National Horse Center which comprises more than 30 national and regional equine organizations. Located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park is The place to get close to horses. Open daily April 1 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 31.
Photo: Boyd Martin taken on the cross country course during WEG - Photo by Diana DeRosa.