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    The 2013 Kentucky Equine Youth Festival is coming to the Kentucky Horse Park
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    The Kentucky Horse Park will be hosting the Kentucky Equine Youth Festival on March 27, 2013 at its Alltech Arena. Registration starts at 8 am with activities starting at 9 am and continuing through 2:30 pm. Advance registration is required.

    A rider demonstrates one of the uses of horses in dressage.

    This Kentucky Equine Youth Festival is all about kids and horses. Learn more about horses, their different uses such as driving, working cattle, jumping, and many other exciting demonstrations showing off the versatility of the horse.

    An equine ophthalmologist discusses the eye of the horse.

    Participate in hands on demonstrations that will bring you closer to the beautiful animal we call the horse. Enter the art and essay contests. There will be interactive activities and presentations. Educational booths will be on hand from organizations representing all facets of the equine industry.

    A farrier demonstrates trimming of a horse's hooves.

    Fees for this event are as follows: Schools - $25 (up to 35 students) or

    $50 (more than 35 students), Youth Groups - $25., Individuals - $5.

    Checks to be made out to Kentucky 4H Foundation.

    For more information about this event contact Brigette Stacy, Kentucky Department of Education, at

    For more information on all of the activities at this event go to the Kentucky Equine Youth Festival website here.

    To learn more about the Kentucky Horse Park go to their website here.

    I highly recommend this for all children to further learn about Kentucky's horses.

    The events contributing sponsors are:

    University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs---Kentucky 4-H Horse Program---Kentucky Equine Education Project---Kentucky Department of Education---United States Pony Club---United States Equiestrian Federation---Kentucky Horse Council---Kentucky Horse Park---Equine Land Conservation Resource---Midway College---The Equine Academy at Lexington Catholic High School

    Sponsors who helped make this event happen are:

    2 Star Sponsors

    The Race For Education

    Equine Land Conservation Resource

    Contributing Sponsor

    Harness Horse Youth Foundation

    Georgetown College

    Mountain Pleasure Horse Association

    Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association Foundation

    Friends of the Festival

    SAX Morabs

    International Barrel Racing Association

    The Kentucky Horse Park is located at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky 40511.

    Photos: Courtesy of Kentucky Equine Youth Festival

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    Owner of Cedar Ridge Farm which operates a children's horseback riding lesson program in Greenville, IN. I have been involved with equine welfare and rescue activities. We have successfully rehomed at risk horses and retrained off the track thoroughbred racehorses in new careers in hunter/jumper, eventing, dressage, and barrel racing disciplines.

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