22 February 2011

Take out the trash and ride

I'm heading to Lexington later in the week and may take a Hefty Bag and go for a walk in the park. Why the Hefty Bag? you may ask.  It seems that The Kentucky Horse Park needs a hand and is willing to reward our effort.

Want to school the KHP for free and help get the Kentucky Horse Park get ready for Rolex at the same time?  It seems there's still a lot of litter at the Kentucky Horse Park - litter left behind by the hundreds of thousands of WEG 2010 spectators. The KHP would like our help cleaning up the remains of those memorable days.

Riders who wish to may earn a free schooling session by picking 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.

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

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


  1. That's pretty cool! Wish I lived in kentucky!!

  2. It is cool isn't it... I just assumed -- probably like everyone else--that everything was all nice and spic and span down there after WEG. But I guess that's not the case. I'll have to look around a bit and see what's what during my trash walk.



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