The Kentucky Horse Park will be home to the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall for five days in July. Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Heather French-Henry says the wall is a 300 foot long replica of the memorial in Washington."People who may not have the opportunity to travel to D.C. to the Vietnam Memorial can do so at one of these walls and get the same rubbing of the names,” said French-Henry. “And I think that's extremely important."
The new director of the Kentucky Horse Park hopes the 1,200 acre attraction will become self-sustaining over time. Jamie Link came on board in mid-November, replacing long time director John Nicholson. Link wants to see a review of the park's rates. "We'll be looking at all aspects of that from admissions to food services, to gift shop offerings, to all of those things; the campground rates and things,” said Link. “Just to make sure that we're still a good value, but we're also looking at the market and being a good operation for the taxpayers of Kentucky."
The country’s oldest indoor horse show is coming to Kentucky. Officials announced today that the 128th edition of the National Horse Show will be hosted at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. For years the event was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. But National Horse Show Association President Mason Phelps says downtown Manhattan was not ideal.