Lexington KY, February 10, 2014- Kentucky Round Up 2014, hosted by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) on February 15 and 16, at the Kentucky Horse Park, announces its schedule of clinicians, demonstrations, exhibits and activities for families, children, novice Horse Owners and advanced horsemen. The full two-day schedule includes breed displays and a Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition!
The Kentucky Horse Council is an educational organization, striving to help Kentuckians learn about one of their most important industries. This event is a fun and entertaining way for children and families to learn about horse breeds, horse disciplines and the horse itself as a living being, performer and companion.
“WILD ABOUT HORSES” is the theme for our petting-friendly Breeds Barn this year. Represented breeds will include Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, Saddlebreds, Arabians, Kentucky Mountain Horses, Paints, Quarter Horses, Rocky Mountain Horses, Morgans, Paso Finos, Gypsy Horse “Odd Job Bob”, minis and more.
In our educational area, we are delighted to host the US Pony Club’s Equine Exhibit, an interactive learning center. Breyer Animal Creations will be giving a series of workshops on repair and decoration of this favorite model equine, and Kentucky Proud will bring information about their very successful program.
A new and special service to the horse community this year is Adoption Row. Adoptable horses from several rescue organizations will be introduced to the public, hopefully resulting in some happy new homes for the horses. The individual organizations will carry out adoptions according to their own standard procedures. Participants will include the American Horse Adoption/Saddlebred Rescue, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation, the Kentucky Equine Humane Center and the Lexington Humane Society. These organizations provide a much needed service to horses and the equine community.
Saturday Round-Up activities start at 9:00AM with our Parade of Flags and national anthem. Doors will open at 8:00AM, and the event continues all day until 5:00PM, when the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition begins, running until about 9:00PM, or until over. On Sunday, activities start at 8:00AM with Cowboy Church featuring famed jockey Pat Day. Cowboy Church ends at 9:25AM with the Parade of Flags and national anthem. The event will close at 4:20PM.
Sponsors this year include: United States Pony Club, Horsemen’s Corral and Revenewtree Digital Media (Silver); 4-Point Sheraton, Brittany Farms, Craig Cameron and Southern States (Bronze); American Saddlebred Horse Association and Cox Farm (Copper); Georgetown College and Cowboy Church Network of Kentucky (Iron) and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders (Demonstrator).
Admission to the event is FREE for children 12 and younger, Kentucky. Tickets are $10 for children over 12 and adults. A $15 Youth Package is available online which provides admission for 2 adults and 10 children. This is especially economical if your youth group is age 12-18. For more information about Kentucky Round-Up and ticket information, visit www.kentuckyroundup.com, or call us at the Kentucky Horse Council, 859-367-0509.
ABOUT THE KENTUCKY HORSE COUNCIL - The Kentucky Horse Council is a non-profit organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community. The specialty Kentucky Horse Council license plate, featuring a foal lying in the grass, provides the primary source of revenue for KHC programs.
Written by Denise O’Meara, Kentucky Round-Up Project Administrator
Kentucky Horse Council